Now that school is back in session, it's time to check that all of your ducks are in a row ...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

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Auditory Processing Disorder
Having an undiagnosed or untreated APD builds walls around children. Kids that have had continuing trouble listening also have continuing trouble adapting and trying out new things. They tend to keep those walls up and resist change. Your child needs to understand why you are asking them to make certain changes. They also have to feel that they are being set up for success, an experience that for a child with APD can seem much less familiar than failure. Help your child to understand that... ...Read more

Learning is an auditory event that is dependent on a child’s capacity to listen well. That capacity needs to be at peak when a child enters school, not just in the process of forming. Cultivating the ability to listen to instructions and follow directions that are required in school takes years of practice, but there are lots of fun and effective games and exercises to help your children play with words and sounds and learn how to listen. Listening games are especially helpful for children... ...Read more
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