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CAPDOTS-Integrated at ASHA 2013: a resounding success.
Our first visit to ASHA 2013 was a resounding success! We came back excited and invigorated by all the interest and questions we had at our Exhibit Booth. It was a time to meet our current service providers and to introduce ourselves to new ones. Old-fashioned, face-to-face dialogue also gave us an opportunity to clarify any issues and to get an understanding of what different clinicians require.
Many Speech Language Pathologists I spoke to have used the Differential Screening Test for Processing (DSTP) by Richard & Ferre. If your patient fails the Dichotic Digits or the Temporal Patterning subtests of the DSTP, they are a suitable candidate for CAPDOTS-Integrated (CAPDOTS-I).
CAPDOTS-I is a homogenous training program that targets very specific skills. So, unlike a typical therapy session where several goals are identified and targeted simultaneously, CAPDOTS-I only drills a single skill. However, CAPDOTS-I’s therapy implications go far and beyond that of just auditory processing.
Over and above teachers and parents reporting improvements in ability to follow multi-step directions, less auditory confusion, fewer requests for repetition – all of which are clearly auditory processing skills – they are even more excited about the changes that take place with socialization, self-confidence, self-awareness, expressive language sophistication and increased use of speech acts. This is, indeed, very exciting news!
We wish you and yours all the very best of the Holiday Season,