October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Listening Skills
App Sale and a Memory Game — “What now?” “Okay kids, find your favorite color pencil, open your book to page 9, and pick what animal you’re going to talk about today! And don’t forget to move your bookmark!” Would your child be able to listen, process, and carry out those steps? Or would he have to check around to see what his neighbors are doing, slipping into a pattern of following his peers? All children sometimes have trouble following directions. Children with language or listening difficulties struggle... ...Read more

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Favorite Auditory Memory Games This one is a big hit with kids and parents. The Grocery Run Game enhances auditory memory skills, and it’s a great way for you and your child to work together. (It also helps you remember to get everything from the grocery store that you went for in the first place!) How to play the Grocery Run Game Before a trip to the grocery store, make a short shopping list with your child. Talk about what’s on the list, and write the items... ...Read more

October 5th, 2012 | Posted in Auditory Processing Disorder
Lois Kam Heymann, the leading authority on children with auditory processing disorder, wrote The Sound of Hope.
As part of my mission helping children and families listen, love, and learn, I direct the Auditory Processing Center at the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) in Manhattan. CHC is a 102-year-old nonprofit agency. Recently, we were fortunate to receive generous donor support specifically to help us raise awareness of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), other listening challenges, and the interventions available. Free APD awareness and training events are currently available for groups of educators, parents, doctors, and other speech language pathologists, in-person at schools and facilities across the... ...Read more