Have you ever heard of the term Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder(CAPD), this is a condition that negatively affects how sound that travels unimpeded through the ear (normal hearing) is processed or interpreted by the brain.

Individuals with APD do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even when the sounds are loud and clear enough to be heard. They can also find it difficult to tell where sounds are coming from, to make sense of the order of sounds, or to block out competing for background noises. APD or CAPD is not the only auditory problem children may have as other conditions exist such as, Auditory sensitivity which occurs when children experience sensitivity to certain sounds or frequencies. Often these individuals notice sounds or audio that others don’t. 

At Future Wings Academy we are fortunate to have an audiologist, Nici Jansen van Rensburg as part of our team, Nici is also the person who diagnoses and assists us with the program for children with auditory conditions.