Auditory Processing Disorder and Effective Outcome Measures: Professional Reports From the Workplace This project aimed to collect information from previous literature regarding recommended outcomes measures for management of auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and examined which of these measures are currently being used in real world, clinical settings. An 11-question survey, prepared using Qualtrics (Qualtrics, Provo, UT) Software, was posted on a variety ... Article
Article  |   December 21, 2017
Auditory Processing Disorder and Effective Outcome Measures: Professional Reports From the Workplace
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lauren A. Casady
    Department of Communication Disorders, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Alisha L. Jones
    Department of Communication Disorders, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Aurora J. Weaver
    Department of Communication Disorders, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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  • Financial: Lauren A. Casady, Alisha L. Jones, and Aurora J. Weaver have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Lauren A. Casady, Alisha L. Jones, and Aurora J. Weaver have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: This work formed Lauren A. Casady's Capstone research project in partial fulfillment of her doctorate of Audiology Degree requirements. Alisha L. Jones and Aurora J. Weaver have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: This work formed Lauren A. Casady's Capstone research project in partial fulfillment of her doctorate of Audiology Degree requirements. Alisha L. Jones and Aurora J. Weaver have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Hearing Disorders / Language Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 2
Article   |   December 21, 2017
Auditory Processing Disorder and Effective Outcome Measures: Professional Reports From the Workplace
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 83-96. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.83
History: Received August 4, 2017 , Revised November 7, 2017 , Accepted November 9, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 83-96. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.83
History: Received August 4, 2017; Revised November 7, 2017; Accepted November 9, 2017

This project aimed to collect information from previous literature regarding recommended outcomes measures for management of auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and examined which of these measures are currently being used in real world, clinical settings. An 11-question survey, prepared using Qualtrics (Qualtrics, Provo, UT) Software, was posted on a variety of social media sites and sent via email for audiologists to access and participate in anonymously. The survey explored demographics, including information regarding education years of experience and work settings. It also elicited information on which CAPD services audiologists provide, in what format, and using what collaborative techniques, if any. The total number of participants for the study was 165. Results of the survey were analyzed. The sampled findings clearly demonstrate that outcome measures—varying in frequency and type—are only being utilized by 23% of service providers and more than 50% of clinicians do not provide CAPD intervention or related services.

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