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Saunders GH, Haggard MP. The clinical assessment of obscure auditory dysfunction. 1. Auditory and psychological factors. Ear Hear 1989; 10:200–8. 21. Baran JA, Musiek FE. Central auditory disorders. In: Luxon LM, ed. Textbook of Audiological Medicine. London: Martin Dunitz, 2003:495–511. 22. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Task Force on Central Auditory Processing Consensus Development. Central auditory processing current status of research and implications for clinical practice. Am J Audiol 1996; 5:41–54.

However, in the total score there is no differentiation between digits forward, a fairly simple task and digits backwards, which places a larger load on sustained attention and working memory (the ability to hold information in mind to manipulate it). Letter-number sequencing, new on the WISC-IV, is difficult for some younger children to understand. Deficits on these tests may be related to factors other than distractibility, such as slow mental processing, language comprehension difficulties, auditory processing problems, or poor hearing.

However, improvement of ACPT performance was show in the Ritalin group. This underlies the probability that APD and ADHD are independent problems and that, although the treatment improved attention and lessened impulsivity, it was not sufficient to alleviate the auditory dysfunction (63). CONCLUSIONS APD refer to an observed deficit in one or more of the central auditory processes responsible for the following behaviors: sound localization and lateralization, auditory discrimination, auditory pattern recognition, temporal aspects of audition including temporal resolution, temporal masking, temporal integration and temporal ordering, auditory performance with competing acoustic signals, and auditory performance with degraded acoustic signals (22).

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