What is central auditory processing disorder?

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children. Kids with this condition can’t process what they hear in the same way other kids do because their ears and brain don’t fully coordinate.

Gapbridge Private School provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed.

Gapbridge Private School impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early childhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Gapbridge Private School who take their special skills to all parts of the world.

Today, the possibilities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing are greater than ever before. We work with families and professionals to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.

Building, effective auditory processing skills and verbal communication happens consistently at Gapbridge Private School. Although individualized speech therapy and after school tutorials are offered, auditory learning is routinely accomplished in the structured, individualized settings and small groups of our school-wide, multisensory classrooms. However, a student may need both approaches in order to do his or her best, and that is one of the most compelling reasons to bring new programs to Gapbridge Private School.

Our goal is to get all our children listening, speaking and learning so that they can enter the mainstream with strong skills, and so they will grow to become fully integrated, independent and naturally communicating members of society