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  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Emily Matles ★★★★★ a week ago
    We would highly recommend Ally! Our son always asks about her, so very thankful to Brooklyn Letters for introducing us.
    ~ Emily, mom of Brooklyn 2 year old
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters T Ainsley ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I cannot express how grateful and rewarding my experience with Brooklyn Letters has been. Her tutor Ms. Daria is so knowledgeable, amazing, kind and awesome. My daughter has made so much progress in Literacy and Math and it's all … More thanks to Ms. Daria. I know my daughter is sad that she can no longer work with Ms. Daria, as she looked forward to their sessions every week. Thank you again!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Natalie Levon ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Nicole has been an amazing therapist!! She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy with the therapy she received!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Colin Peters ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We could not be happier with the services Valerie provided! She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable and provided significant guidance to support our daughter's speech development outside of our scheduled sessions. She established … More a great working relationship with her, and she will definitely be missed! Your business model is amazing and it was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie. I've referred your organization and Valerie to the Executive Director of our daughter's school and friends/colleagues who are in need of speech therapy services.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lil Amatore ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Christina was absolutely wonderful. She went out of her way to win my son over and it worked. He looked forward to her visits and his speech improved so much under her care. She was super flexible and it’s clear she truly cares. We adore … More Christina and we’re going to miss her. Almost sad he improved so much! She’s simply amazing and we can’t say enough how great she is. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. Thank you so much for connecting us with her!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ a year ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Brigid Bower ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Samantha Dalmas was fantastic! We saw her for a feeding therapy evaluation and while she doesn’t think my daughter needs more feeding therapy sessions at this time, but she gave me lots of tips to try. If my daughter's doctors want … More to see more progress at her next appointment, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha again.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Duygu Başaran ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Brooklyn Letters was recommended to me through a friend's speech therapist friend in NJ. The articulation evaluation for my daughter went well. We were pleased with Kristin's services.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kelley Peters-Patel ★★★★★ a year ago
    Melissa was wonderful. Our daughter warmed to her immediately and by the time she left, had already started "practicing" some of the techniques Melissa had shown her. I will not hesitate at all to reach out to Melissa again, should … More the need arise.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

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Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you, and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decodingspelling, and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:

Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Therapists

We travel to you, and we also offer remote services. Some of our speech-language pathologists are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach. Many of our speech-language pathologists are trained in literacy and offer support with decodingspelling, and reading fluency services. Our speech-language pathologists and therapists work with babies, toddlers, school-age students, and adults with expertise in:


Michelle was great she exceeded my expectations and was extremely
professional as well as easily engaged my daughter in the exercises.

- Kate

Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), also known as auditory processing disorder, refers to difficulties in processing speech or taking in verbal information when presented with noise. The brain fails to assign the correct meaning to the words an individual hears and does not identify the subtle differences in them. The condition is not related to hearing problems or intelligence. However, it may coexist and overlap with other disorders such as ADHD, language disorders, and learning disability.

Children with CAPD typically struggle to remember—or remember correctly—what they hear. Information expressed orally, such as when receiving instructions or directions, are often missed or misunderstood. What’s confusing is that CAPD is a different disorder than an expressive-receptive language disorder or also known as a developmental language disorder. Many of these symptoms overlap and can easily be misdiagnosed even among professionals. To learn more, read this article by the American Speech Hearing Association. In a nutshell, it takes the brain’s auditory cortex at least seven years to mature. CAPD testing should not be performed before a child turns seven years of age and should not occur in isolation. CAPD testing assessed by audiologists should be part of language and attentional testing performed by psychologists and speech language pathologists. Otherwise, you will not know the full scope of why your child is having difficulties processing sounds or words.

For a person with CAPD, struggling with one or more of the four basic skills of auditory processing can include:

  1. Auditory discrimination – This refers to one’s ability to notice, compare, and distinguish distinct and different sounds. A child with CAPD will often have trouble rhyming, mix up similar sounds, or drop syllables.
  2. Figure-ground discrimination – Identifying and focusing on important sounds in a noisy environment. Someone with CAPD will have difficulty filtering information from background noise. For example, a student with CAPD will find it hard to focus on the teacher’s instructions amid classroom chatter.
  3. Auditory memory – The ability to store and recall what one hears, either immediately (short-term) or in the future (long-term). A child with weak auditory memory will struggle with remembering lyrics, rhymes, recitation, and recalling information.
  4. Auditory sequencing – This refers to one’s ability to understand and recall the order of sounds and words. If a child lacks auditory sequencing skills, he or she may mix up numbers with the same digits (53 and 35), switch the sounds in words (saying anletope instead of antelope), and struggle to remember instructions in sequence.

Read about Listening Milestones and Questions Answering and Asking Milestones.


Signs and Symptoms of CAPD

When a child shows signs of listening difficulties, it does not automatically mean he or she has a central auditory processing disorder. Vice versa, one can have problems with listening and not have CAPD. Here are some signs and symptoms of CAPD that may help you determine if you should consult with an expert.

  • Difficulty localizing sound or identifying where the sound is coming from
  • Struggles to understand and focus on speech when there are multiple speakers, in noisy settings, or when presented rapidly
  • Has trouble following a series of spoken commands or multistep directions
  • Unable to pick up or follow song lyrics or nursery rhymes
  • Always asks for others to repeat themselves and often say “huh?” or “what?”
  • Easily distracted by background noise or sudden sounds
  • Takes longer to respond during conversations or answer questions
  • Struggles with reading and spelling
  • Has trouble comprehending or following speech when presented rapidly
  • Responds incorrectly to questions
  • Misunderstanding messages, not “getting” jokes or sarcasm
  • Difficulty learning a new language
  • Unable to remember details of what was just heard

While these symptoms may indicate an auditory processing disorder, it should be noted that some of these signs can also indicate other conditions. These symptoms overlap with ADHD or other language or learning disorders. Seeking the help of experts early on is crucial to determine the real cause of the problem. Otherwise these symptoms can not be ruled-in or out during a multidisciplinary assessment.


How to Treat Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Assessing and treating CAPD requires a multidisciplinary team, but diagnosis can only be made by an audiologist. During the evaluation, the audiologist measures the child’s specific auditory processing functions. This is done through a series of tests in a sound-treated room. The child will then be asked to listen to various signals and respond to them. A child must be at least 7 or 8 years old to ensure that they are mature enough to understand and take the test.

Together with an audiologist, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) should be part of the diagnosis by conducting complete speech and language assessments of the child. An SLP can also help determine the precise nature of the disorder and its implications. Psychologists also play an important part, as well, to rule out any attentional or learning difficulties which play a part in auditory or listening skills.

Once a diagnosis has been made, an SLP is the best professional to carry out the intervention. Speech-language pathologists can give explicit training and develop strategies to help the child identify, remember, and sequence sounds. The goals of therapy are to:

  • improve the child’s auditory processing abilities
  • provide the child with compensatory strategies to facilitate his/her listening to speech
  • modify the learning environment, e.g., working with the school and parent.

Read about Early Childhood Developmental Milestones.

In many instances, central auditory processing disorder is confused with receptive language disorder and listening difficulties. This is due to the overlap and similarities of some of their signs and symptoms. Early receptive language development is characterized, for example, by how well children follow directions, answer questions, and understand words. Delays in early receptive language development are characterized by the child relying on visual information to process spoken words, e.g. parents points to the garbage can and the child understands that the point means to place the tissue in the garbage. To know more about receptive language disorder, please click here.

At Brooklyn Letters, several of our speech language pathologists are trained in CAPD intervention. We asked one of our speech language pathologists, Ewa, about auditory processing listening programs. She is one of our top CAPD experts. Here is what she had to say: “Integrated Listening System program is based on and similar to auditory integration therapy and the Tomatis method. However, there has been a lack of consensus regarding its efficacy. This is also true for auditory integration therapy.”

How Science and Evidence Won Out Against Auditory Integration Therapies

There is also Therapeutic Listening, which is done by occupational therapists.  I know this is geared for children and targeted for greater sensory-motor integration. The idea of these therapies is listening to music that has been filtered or modified to increase attention, self-regulation, communication, etc.

SLPs can provide auditory therapy to increase speech sound perception. I have done this to increase speech perception in children with auditory processing disorders. I have also incorporated different types of noise at varying volumes to increase the child’s ability to ignore the noise and attend to the spoken information in order to better understand, integrate, and respond appropriately. Audiologists who specialize in auditory processing disorders may also do auditory therapy in a soundproof booth for speech sound perception.


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CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
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Speech-Language Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

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