Apps & Books
The Listen Love Learn iPad apps manifest Lois Heymann’s 30+ years of success working with children, parents, and professionals as a speech pathologist and trainer. Each app helps kids develop listening and language abilities: the most fundamental skills for social and academic development, communication, independence, self-expression, and learning.
Created in collaboration with Pocket SLP, a leading developer of speech and language apps trusted by parents and speech-language pathologists.
The Listen Love Learn app-books, apps, and book:
And there’s more to come!
To the children using them, the exercises these apps present as games, stories, and activities are nothing more than fun. But every aspect is specially designed from Lois Heymann’s methodology — these are principles that have helped thousands of children and families on the journey to better communication.
The seed that sprouted these gorgeous and effective iPad apps was Heymann’s 2010 Random House publication, “The Sound of Hope,” a book that has helped clarify one of the most troubling and misdiagnosed learning disabilities: Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).
Listen Love Learn apps will be a tremendous benefit for children with APD, hearing loss, or other listening or communication challenges, and they’ll boost the skills of kids with typical hearing and language capabilities.
“Another great resource to work on building vocabulary and language skills. This app is simple to use and the graphics are cute. It is affordable and well worth the money. This app was made by speech therapists and you can tell!” — Panda Speech
More on Lois’ book and methodology:
The Sound of Hope: Recognizing, Coping with and Treating Your Child’s Auditory Processing Disorder, by Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the first practical guide to help parents improve their children’s listening skills so they can communicate clearly, interact well and fare better in school—whether the child has a diagnosed disorder, learning disability, or slow language development. In addition to the insights and knowledge of this veteran speech therapist, the book also contains a stirring foreword by her star parent-client, Rosie O’Donnell.
Characterized by a confusing ability to hear but not listen well, a limited vocabulary and frustration in communication, Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) afflict 1 in 100 children and are often wrongly diagnosed as a learning disability or as ADD. There is no surgery or pill to correct the issue. And without intervention, APD can be devastating for a child as s/he enters school, where good listening skills are essential for success in the classroom.
Actress/Celebrity Rosie O’Donnell’s eight-year old son was diagnosed with this confounding disorder. Veteran speech and language therapist Lois Kam Heymann worked with the family and taught a method of interventions that dramatically helped him. He is now thriving at home and at school. O’Donnell’s moving foreword to The Sound of Hope makes clear that she wants to help spread the word about Lois’s invaluable process and techniques.
Explaining what an APD is and how skills and abilities can be improved and enhanced through parent interventions, The Sound of Hope is a groundbreaking manual for honing a child’s auditory skills. Lois offers activities, games, rhymes, songs and read-aloud texts that will promote new neural connections and enhance a child’s aural comprehension. Coaxing children to isolate sounds and build recognition for them, parents will ultimately help their child communicate better, listen more effectively and have a lifetime of better listening, learning and success.