Date of Award

January 2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Communication Sciences & Disorders

First Advisor

John Madden


The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in level of performance on auditory memory tasks between individuals with and without a diagnosis of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). The study was also designed to examine the differences in performance among different auditory memory tasks. A total of ten participants were recruited for the study. Five typically developing individuals served in the control group and five individuals with a clinical diagnosis of CAPD served in the experimental group. Results from the study indicated that individuals with a diagnosis of CAPD performed significantly lower than the control group on the sentence recall tasks. Findings also suggested that digits were easier to recall than words in both groups. In conclusion, auditory memory continues to be a treatment target for individuals with CAPD. Additional research is needed in order to better treat individuals with a diagnosis of CAPD.