The CAPD Challenge: From Sound to Message [ENDED]

The workshop fee of RM250 for LOCAL PROFESSIONALS and USD100 for INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS will be maintained until 21 July 2017

28 & 29 July 2017

8:30AM – 5:30PM

Sunway Medical Centre


Who Should Attend?


Speech-Language Therapists

Clinical Psychologists

Special Education Teachers

In conjunction with May’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) 2017, the Speech & Hearing Centre, Sunway Medical Centre Sdn. Bhd. will be organizing a CAPD Workshop for professionals (Audiologists, Speech-Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists & Special Education Teachers).

CAPD is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders that affect the way the auditory information is processed in the brain. It is a neural auditory processing deficit that is not due to difficulties in the higher order language function, attention or cognition, although they can coexist. CAPD affects adults as well as children. It has been reported by the National Institutes of Health, United States, that 43% of children with learning difficulties and 50% of children with dyslexia have CAPD. The limited awareness and information on CAPD among professionals is most likely caused by the lack of resources in Malaysia. CAPD cannot be diagnosed through a checklist of symptoms. Instead, diagnosis and treatment of CAPD require multidisciplinary involvement.

This 2-day workshop will address the nature, cause, assessments and management of CAPD in children and adults.

Local Professionals

Early Bird        RM250

Normal            RM300

International Professionals

Early Bird        USD100

Normal            USD150

  • Workshop fee includes workshop notes & meals*
  • Register before 30 June 2017 to enjoy the Early Bird discount  The workshop fee of RM250 for LOCAL PROFESSIONALS and USD100 for INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS will be maintained until 21 July 2017

*Times as indicated in the tentative programme

Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny
Principal Audiologist & CHILD Team Lead / Assistant Director, Department of Otolaryngology, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore

Dr Loo is a highly-regarded audiologist in Singapore and internationally. She is one of the NMRC Research Scientist Fellowship recipients in 2007 to pursue PhD in UCL, London, UK. Her research areas included central auditory processing disorder, cochlear implants, hearing loss and dementia. She has been awarded a few pilot grants for research in the mentioned areas and currently the principal investigator for a number of projects that aim to develop audiological tools for the local population.

Clinically, she plays a key role in supporting and developing the Centre for Hearing Intervention and Language Development (CHILD) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the National University Hospital (NUH), and has also brought about various initiatives that improved patient care and treatment.

At the same time, Dr Loo is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience and participates actively in teaching. As the Assistant Programme Director of the Master of Science (Audiology) programme in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), she played an instrumental role in setting up the first Master of Science (Audiology) course in Singapore in 2013 where she was heavily involved, from the planning of curriculum to the setting up of the infrastructure. She also played an important role in successfully getting a donation of $19.5 million to support this programme.

In 2015, Dr Loo was awarded the NUHS Mochtar Riady Young Achiever Award in recognition of her leadership as an allied health professional, a researcher and an educator whose day-to-day work evinced values of teamwork, respect, integrity, compassion and excellence.

Dr Nashrah Maamor
Head of Audiology Program, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Nashrah has 15 years of teaching and clinical experience in Audiology. She received her training at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) where she now heads the Audiology program. She gained her postgraduate degrees from University of Manchester and The University of Western Australia doing research on auditory neurophysiology and central auditory processing.

At UKM, she teaches auditory electrophysiological tests, psychoacoustics, and aural rehabilitation. She also started and manages a CAPD clinic offering services to both school-aged children and adults with listening difficulties. Her present study explores the nature of noise exposure of Malaysian children and its effect on auditory processing.

Ms Low Fang Ying
Senior Speech Therapist, Department of Otolaryngology, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore

Ms Low graduated from the Master of Speech Pathology programme in Flinders University and has worked as a speech therapist in Singapore for 5 years. She specializes in aural rehabilitation and Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) for both adults and pediatrics, as well as training for caregivers.

Ms Low has a special interest in mentoring and in equipping the next generation of audiologists and speech therapists with the skills to improve clinical outcomes of clients with hearing loss or APD using evidence-based interventions and the industry’s best practices.

She welcomes opportunities to share her clinical practices with like-minded professionals and has been a regular guest lecturer at the Master of Audiology programme in the National University of Singapore (NUS). Ms Low believes strongly in community engagement and is passionate about generating awareness about audition-related conditions. She has also been invited to speak at various workshops/community outreach programmes, including the inaugural APD workshop that was held in Singapore in 2016.

Ms Jessie Foo Xiang Yi
Clinical Psychologist, Allied Health Services, Sunway Medical Centre

Ms Jessie Foo is a trained clinical psychologist and a member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology. She graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from HELP University, Malaysia.

She conducts psychotherapies to enhance an individual’s coping skills to deal with stress and challenges in life. She performs psychological assessments to understand an individual’s strengths and limitations. She provides parenting trainings to assist parents and psychological interventions for children as well.

Besides that, she is a Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) certified trainer. She has experiences in conducting corporate trainings and workshops on psychological issues.


28 July 2017
Time Programme Speaker
8:30AM Registration
9:00AM Introduction to CAPD Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny
10:15AM Tea Break
10:30AM Impact of CAPD Dr Nashrah Maamor
11:30AM Comorbidity of CAPD with Other Conditions and Differential Diagnosis Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny
12:30PM Lunch Break/ Tour to Speech & Hearing Centre
02:30PM Audiological Assessment Batteries Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny
03:15PM Screening Tools Dr Nashrah Maamor
04:15PM Tea Break
04:30PM What is Evidence-Based Practice? Ms Low Fang Ying
05:15PM End


29 July 2017
Time Programme Speaker
8:30AM Registration
9:00AM Differential Diagnosis from a Clinical Psychology Perspective Ms Jessie Foo Xiang Yi
9:30AM Speech and Language Assessments for Individuals with CAPD Ms Low Fang Ying
10:30AM Tea Break
10:45AM Speech-Language Therapist Management: Current Treatment Available Ms Low Fang Ying
11:30AM Audiological Management: Evidence-Based Treatments and Intervention Approaches Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny
12:00PM Multidisciplinary Team Roles in Managing Individuals with CAPD Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny
12:30PM Lunch Break/ Tour to Speech & Hearing Centre
01:30PM Research Updates Dr Nashrah Maamor
02:30PM Case Studies Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny,
Ms Low Fang Ying
04:00PM Tea Break
04:15PM CAPD in Malaysia: Current Scenario, Challenges and Future Direction Dr Nashrah Maamor
05:15PM Summary
05:30PM End

*Subject to change without prior notice

A refund of:

  • 100% is allowed 2 weeks before the closing date
  • 50% is allowed 1 week before the closing date
  • Substitutes will be allowed with prior notice to the Organiser

Parking Options

  1. Sunway Medical Centre, Tower A
  2. Sunway Medical Centre, Tower D
  3. Sunway GEO (Opposite Sunway Medical Centre)
  4. Kompleks BRT Sunway (at Sun-U Monash University BRT Station)

Prayer Rooms

  1. Sunway Medical Centre, Tower A, Level 4
  2. Sunway Medical Centre, Tower B, Level LG

Mosque for Friday Prayer

  1. Masjid Al-Husna (in front of Sunway Pyramid)
    Within 5KM, ETA 15 minutes

Nearby Accommodations

  1. Sunway Pyramid Hotel
  2. Sunway Clio Hotel
  3. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
    *Kindly email Christine Yu ( for information on corporate rates.

For more information, please contact:

Ang Ai Lee ( / Visakha Tan (

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