Topic Areas: Neuroaudiology/Central Auditory Processing

Topic Chairs: Cynthia Richburg

Content Area: General Interest

Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic area include issues related to central auditory function (both normal and disordered) among children and adults including neuroscientific bases, assessment and diagnosis, intervention, functional impact, service delivery (including interprofessional issues), academic and clinical preparation, and research. Areas should be of interest to both audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Submissions regarding interprofessional education, practice, and/or research that addresses the implementation of interprofessional competencies within curricular or practice models or the evaluation of collaborative care outcomes specific to central auditory processing should be submitted to this topic area.


  • Related to central auditory processing
  • Translational, applied, or implementation research related to central auditory processing
  • Outcomes research related to central auditory processing or underlying neuroscience

Professional Education

  • Central auditory processing or neuroaudiology topics
  • Central auditory processing and mTBI
  • Controversies and issues surrounding central auditory processing disorders
  • Development of central auditory function and related skills
  • Age-related changes in central auditory function and related skills
  • Screening for central processing disorders
  • Behavioral and electrophysiologic assessment of central auditory function
  • Treatment and management of central auditory processing disorders
  • Interprofessional collaboration among SLPs, Audiologists and related professionals in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of central auditory processing disorders
  • Technological applications in treatment for central auditory processing disorders
  • Impact of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) on academics, communication, psychosocial development, or other functions of daily life
  • Academic, clinical preparation, and clinical supervision/precepting in the underlying neuroscience, identification of, and intervention for central processing disorders
  • Ethical issues in identification of and intervention for central processing disorders
  • Cultural and linguistic issues in identification of and intervention for central processing disorders
  • Community outreach/education of parents, educators, significant others and caregivers concerning the identification and impact of central auditory disorders on communication, education and psychosocial development
  • Service delivery models through telepractice technology

Related Topics

Proposals involving central auditory processing but have primary focus on:

  • Use of telepractice in delivery of service that include technology-based approaches and outcomes at the system level should be submitted to the Telepractice topic area.
  • Hearing loss related to speech processing should be submitted to the Listening, Language, and Speech in Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing topic area.

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