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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Identification, Diagnosis and Strategies for Parents and Professionals
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An authoritative guide to Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), a hearing problem where the brain is unable to process sounds and speech in the normal way. It includes advice on how to identify, diagnose and manage the condition for children, teenagers, plus a chapter for adults. Containing supportive case studies sourced from the author's connections in the APD community, this book covers all the factors that affect those living with this complex invisible disability and helps families, teachers and other professionals to support them. It provides everyday strategies to try at home and at school, based on 20 years of research and supporting those affected by APD and other co-existing conditions, such as dyslexia. It addresses a range of prevalent issues, including mental health, relationships, self-esteem and confidence to ensure that this is a comprehensive guide for all things APD.
Introduction; The "A Plan" Explained; The "A" Plan Topics; 1. Awareness: Identification; 2. Answers: Seeking Diagnosis; 3. Acceptance: The Process; 4. Additions: Co-Existing Conditions; 5. Action: Coping Strategies And Home Support; 6. Advocacy: Finding A Voice; 7. Adjustments: Education Support; 8. Alternatives: Flexible Education; 9. Adolescence: Teenage Years And Life Skills; 10. Adulthood: Problems And Possibilities; 11. Anxiety: Stress And Mental Health; Case Studies; Conclusion
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