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Behavioural Optometrist & CAPD


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#1 lisajane666

Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:26 PM

Hi,

We are looking for recommendations for a new Behavioural Optometrist  in WA.  It is for my nephew who is 6 and needs to be tested for CAPD.  If you have any recommendations on who not to see feel free to PM.

Kind regards

Lisa

#2 BusbyWilkes

Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:37 PM

CAPD is usually central auditory processing disorder. A specialist audiologist tests for this. A developmental optometrist tests vision and how the eyes function. Which are you after?

#3 lisajane666

Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:41 PM

Either or both please.

He has had a normal hearing test and a normal eye test but not for CAPD

#4 José

Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:18 PM

has he had a language assessment with a speech pathologist?

#5 ERipley

Posted 09 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

OP, CAPD isn’t generally tested for until children are a bit older. A normal hearing test won’t pick it up and as their ears are still developing an audiology test for CAPD won’t be accurate either. Some experts suggest waiting until kids are 12.

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:44 PM

Behavioural optometry is woo:

https://ranzco.edu/m...oural-optometry

I’d start with a speech pathologist to investigate CAPD (or other possible issues).

#7 LittleMissPink

Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:49 PM

You need someone who tests hearing, not eyes.

In QLD we have Neurosensory who are brilliant https://nsu.com.au/h...5-c9cf4446-a857

The tests can be done once they are school aged.

#8 ponky

Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:27 PM

My DS has CAPD, dyslexia and dysgraphia.  He could not be tested for CAPD until at least Year 4.  

We went to Kids Hear in Duncraig and they were fantastic.  
I got a referral from my GP and received a medicare rebate, not much but it was something at least.

#9 Flimsy*But*Fun

Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:26 PM

View PostEsmeLennox, on 09 May 2019 - 08:44 PM, said:

Behavioural optometry is woo:

https://ranzco.edu/m...oural-optometry

I’d start with a speech pathologist to investigate CAPD (or other possible issues).

:rofl:

#10 xxyzed

Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:13 PM

We went to vision west in Karrinyup for behavioural optometry and Lions Hearing Clinic for CAPD testing. If you call them they can tell you the suitable age for testing. Places like the autism association may have a list of places that they refer people to if you call them.

#11 SelceLisbeth

Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:45 PM

We got sucked into behavioural optometry early on. Funny how they have a therapy program that only they can provide (at substantial cost).

#12 mayahlb

Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

View PostSelceLisbeth, on 10 May 2019 - 03:45 PM, said:

We got sucked into behavioural optometry early on. Funny how they have a therapy program that only they can provide (at substantial cost).

Yep and "glasses" that will apparently fix the issues but your health fund won't even contribute towards... $600 alone for those and they made zero difference. You know what did help? Actual reading glasses and evidence based systemic intervention.

Also told CAPD can't be diagnosed until 9ish. A speech therapist can help if this is an issue (my son does some auditory processing activities with his speech as part of his great program which systemically helps with a range of issues).

Edited by mayahlb, 10 May 2019 - 03:51 PM.


#13 JuniorMint

Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

View Postponky, on 09 May 2019 - 09:27 PM, said:

My DS has CAPD, dyslexia and dysgraphia.  He could not be tested for CAPD until at least Year 4.  

We went to Kids Hear in Duncraig and they were fantastic.  
I got a referral from my GP and received a medicare rebate, not much but it was something at least.


Do you mind me asking approximately how much the CAPD test was at Duncraig please?    We are looking at going there and need to get our budget in order after the full ed Psych assessment we just had.

TIA

#14 ponky

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:43 PM

View PostJuniorMint, on 10 May 2019 - 04:08 PM, said:

Do you mind me asking approximately how much the CAPD test was at Duncraig please? We are looking at going there and need to get our budget in order after the full ed Psych assessment we just had.

TIA

I sent you a pm

#15 AliasMater

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:53 PM

CAPD can be tested and diagnosed by an audiologist, after the age of 7. The test is not covered by Medicare. You will need to pay around $500. We went through Australian Hearing.

#16 littleboysmum

Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:45 PM

Please thoroughly research behavioural optometry before proceeding.

#17 qak

Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:55 PM

Are the concerns with behavioural optometry just in relation to claims re learning disabilities and dyslexia?

DS had a lazy eye and the program did help him ...




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