Diagnostic evaluation: Central auditory evaluations are designed to rule in or rule out central auditory processing disorder and clarify the nature of the deficit if present. The comprehensive evaluation includes tests of hearing sensitivity, speech recognition, middle ear function, noise tolerance, auditory discrimination, temporal processing, and binaural processing. Diagnostic evaluation is appropriate for listeners 6 years of age and older.
This assessment is designed to provide a better understanding of a child’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to developing auditory processing skills. Assessment includes formal and informal tasks designed to look at preschool precursors of auditory processing. The preschool assessment is appropriate for 4-5-year-old listeners.
What Can I Expect From My Office Visit?
Office visit includes 45-60 minute assessment with the client followed by 45-60 minute consultation with family to discuss results, implication of findings, and intervention strategies. Intervention is designed to minimize deficit impact and improve skills, and includes educational accommodations for an IEP or 504 plan, workplace accommodations per the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and appropriate treatment/therapy options.
A comprehensive written report detailing tests administered, results, diagnosis and functional implications, and recommendations for deficit-specific intervention follows the office visit, typically within 7-10 days after visit
Individualized 60-90 minutes aural rehabilitation sessions designed to remediate impaired auditory skills, teach compensatory strategies, and assist families in managing day-to-day impact of CAPD. Aural rehabilitation sessions are offered in six-ten-week blocks in order to monitor treatment effectiveness and to provide the most cost-efficient benefit to the client.
Follow-up phone and/or email consultation with client, families, related professionals, and/or school district personnel is provided at no cost. Participation at IEP meetings and/or staffings. Intervention plan development. Record review and consultation. Expert testimony.
Referrals to related professionals (e.g., speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, developmental optometrists, educational specialists, psychologists) for follow-up or consultation as needed.
Dr. Ferre is available for professional staff development, inservice workshops, parent group meetings with presentations ranging in length from 1-hour to a full day (6-8 hours).