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Auditory Processing Problems…What Do I Do?

August 14th, 2009

A question came in today regarding auditory processing problems…

My 8 year old daughter just got diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, mild dyslexia, attention issues, and eye teaming issues.  She is on a beginning 2nd grade reading level and a post 1st grade math level.  She is currently doing interactive metronome and then will start Ken Gibson’s Pace Program.  She is also starting a computerized home vision therapy program.  I have always home schooled her and her older sister (who has no issues).  Also, I will be starting moving with math by math teachers press as soon as it arrives.

I guess my question is what else can  I do with her this school year as far as curriculum?   Are there any other training programs you can suggest?  And what about her future…can we overcome this?

Thanks so much, April

Yes, auditory processing can be improved. Remember, most of these areas of perception are learned which means they can be improved.

I will be posting another article in the next few days with more auditory processing activities.  Additionally, the spelling program Making Spelling Sense addresses & improves auditory processing skills with the specific method used in the book. The book was designed specifically to work on auditory processing at the same time it teaches spelling. That way you work on a specific skill and at the same time address the underlying causes of most spelling problems – which are related to auditory processing.

A good computerized program for addressing auditory processing skills is Earobics.

Here are a variety of posts that relate to auditory process in one fashion or another. The March 26th, January 12th, and January 7th posts should prove to be very helpful to you.

Teaching Reading: The Short Vowels to Dyslexics, ADHD, & Homeschooling Kids Aug 3rd

Spelling Problems? What is the Cause and What Do I Do About Them? June 4th

My son has Speech Problems, What do I do? May 30th

My son is 8 and has really struggled with learning. What do I do? Where should I start? May 27th

How to Improve Reading in 5 Minutes a Day May 20th

Is a Language Disability Considered a Learning Disability? May 1st

Why Should I Do an Informal Assessment of My Child? April 8th

Question about The Comprehension Zone Game March 30th

Feeding Your Auditory and Visual Processing Systems March 26th

Questions regarding the LD Screening Tool March 25th

Will Music Really Help Improve Reading Skills? March 18th

New study links Dyslexia to slower processing of sounds in the brain March 16th

What Do I Do? I Know There Is a Problem & the School Says No Feb 11th

My 13 yr Old Wants To Just Read and Not Write, How Can I Help? Jan 27th

Homework Help for Children With Learning Disabilities Jan 26th

18 Auditory Processing Activities You Can Do Without Spending a Dime! Jan 12th

My son was just diagnosed with CAPD. How can I help him? Jan 7th

Reading Problems, Dyslexia, Difficulties, or Deficits and Rapid Naming, What is the Connection? May 23rd (2008)

Reading Problems, Dyslexia, Difficulties, or Deficits and Rapid Naming, What is the Connection? May 21st (2008)

I hope this is helpful!

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

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