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Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Documentation Guidelines for Central Auditory Processing Disorder:

It is helpful to AccessibleNU-Q staff when students seeking accommodations for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), sometimes called "Central Auditory Processing Disorder," provide a full evaluation (the SCAN, which is a screener, is not sufficient) that was completed by a licensed audiologist within the last 3 years. A full APD evaluation would include the following minimum diagnostic requirements:

The evaluation should also include clear, specific descriptions of the APD's functional effects on the student's academic performance. If any accommodations are recommended, they should be clearly linked to the functional impact of the APD. This is especially critical if the accommodations being recommended include course requirement substitutions—the evaluation should specify how the disorder directly impacts the student's ability to fulfill the requirement.

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