The Sound Of Hope: Recognizing, Coping with, and Treating Your Child’s Auditory Processing Disorder

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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects the brain’s ability to accurately process the sounds of speech, which in turn impedes the ability to communicate. This book offers the a practical guide to help parents dramatically improve the listening and language skills of their children, whether they have a diagnosed auditory processing disorder, slow language development—or simply need practice listening. Inside this reassuring, action-oriented book you’ll find: easy-to-identify milestones to help parents pinpoint challenges that may arise during each stage of their child’s development from birth to age eight; the tools and checklists needed to assist parents in recognizing APD early; tips to distinguish APD from other listening/learning disorders, including ADD, ADHD, LPD, and PDD; methods to encourage a child’s natural listening abilities through books, stories, nursery rhymes, songs, lullabies, toys, and games; home techniques to hone a child’s auditory processing—whether he or she has severe APD limitations or just needs to build listening “muscles” and much more.

© 2010 Heymann, Lois Kam
Audience: Parent, Professional