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Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) & Developments in ASD Diagnosis (Register for the Full Day Event Here)

  • November 09, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • November 09, 2019, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • November 09, 2019, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • The Oakland Center, In the Trans Pacific Centre, 1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
  • 26


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Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD):

What the Brain Does with What the Ears Hear

with Melissa Wilson Beer, AuD, FAAA

and Jody Vaynshtok, MS, CCC-SLP

8:30 am - 11:30 am


Developments in ASD Diagnosis, Theory, and Neuroimaging 

with Venus Klinger, Psy.D.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you are interested in registering for both of these sessions, click on the Register button on this page. You will recieve a discount for registering for both sessions at once on this page.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) Presentation:

While central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) can be initially assessed or screened during a neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation, best practice dictates that it must be diagnosed by an audiologist and treated by a speech language pathologist. Join two such professionals as they delve into the hallmarks of CAPD, its assessment, differential diagnosis, various profiles, functional implications, and treatment options. Learn more about when a referral is appropriate and about the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for best outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand and identify the differences between the peripheral and central auditory systems.
  2. Identify at least three skills of central auditory processing.
  3. Identify the etiology and characteristics of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
  4. Understand and identify the differences between ADHD and CAPD.  
  5. Name at least two screening measures to identify if a referral for a CAPD evaluation is warranted.
  6. Identify three different treatment strategies that may benefit different CAPD profiles.

About Dr. Melissa Wilson Beer:

Melissa Beer, Doctor of Audiology, has more than 10 years of clinical audiology experience. She is a partner and lead audiologist at Sound Speech and Hearing Clinic where she works in collaboration with speech language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorders. Dr. Beer is the former Director of Pediatrics at the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California, co-creator of a multidisciplinary counseling and support group for children diagnosed with hearing loss, and former lead audiologist of the UCSF Hearing Loss Clinic. 

About Ms. Jody Vaynshtok:

Jody Vaynshtok, MS, CCC-SLP, is a partner and lead speech language pathologist at Sound Speech and Hearing Clinic where she collaborates with co-treating clinicians in the care of patients for speech, language, literacy, voice, and auditory processing services. She has worked with a diverse pediatric and adult patient population, including early intervention services for Birth to Three, and medical services for those in hospital settings. Jody performs specialized language assessments for the Golden Gate Regional Center and the California Department of Social Services, and is a preceptor for students at the University of the Pacific and San Francisco State University.

Developments in ASD Diagnosis Presentation:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe neurodevelopmental characteristics underlying ASD as demonstrated by neuroimaging studies.
  2. Explain differences in leading theories of ASD etiology.
  3. Describe developments in assessing newly added criteria to the DSM5 criteria for ASD.

About Dr. Venus Klinger:

Venus Klinger, PsyD is a is a licensed Clinical Psychologist working as Program Director for PAI’s Community Based Programs.  She completed her internship at Catholic Charities. Her interest area is in NGRI, competency, evaluation, and developmental psychology. Dr. Klinger obtained her degree from California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University.  Dr. Klinger is also the point person at PAI for grant proposals and research.  Dr. Klinger is also adjunct faculty at Alliant International University.

Different lunch options are available when you register.

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: The Oakland Center, in the Trans Pacific Centre,

1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

APA and QME CEUs: 6

NCNF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCNF maintains responsibility for this program.

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