Auditory Workout

(Programme for students with Central Auditory Processing Disorder)


Auditory processing refers to the process of our brains recognising and interpreting sounds. When a person has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), the part of the brain that translates what the ear delivers is disrupted. A person with CAPD has normal hearing but has difficulty processing auditory stimuli.


Symptoms of CAPD may include:

  • Difficulties hearing in noisy environments
  • Difficulties remembering spoken information
  • Difficulties recognising and/or discriminating speech sounds
  • Difficulties following multi-step auditory instructions
  • Frequently misunderstands oral instructions
  • Easily distracted from tasks, particularly in a noisy setting


Our Auditory Workout programme aims to help students with CAPD address their specific auditory deficits to help build learning efficiency. The auditory skill areas covered may include:

  • Auditory memory
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Auditory synthesis
  • Auditory figure ground
  • Auditory cohesion
  • Auditory binaural integration