When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 3, 2002 - Medical - 368 pages
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Millions of Americans have difficulty understanding spoken language.
They're not deaf, autistic, or slow. They have APD.

APD has been called the auditory equivalent of dyslexia, and its debilitatiting effects cross all ages, genders, and races. APD can cause children to fail in school and adults to suffer socially and in their careers, but until now, there has been little information available.
Written by Dr. Teri James Bellis, one of the world's foremost authorities on APD, this is the first book on the subject that is completely accessible to the public. Through helpful checklists and case studies, you'll finally discover the answers you need, as well as proven strategies for living with APD. Comprehensive and powerfully prescriptive, this book contains vital information for anyone who suffers from this serious disorder.
When the Brain Can't Hear
gives you all the latest information:
  • What is APD?
  • how APD affects children
  • APD in adults
  • diagnosis and testing
  • treatment options
  • living successfully with APD
  • memory enhancement and other coping techniques

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One of our children was diagnosed with APD (Auditory Processing Disorder) In 2012. I read a good amount of this book. It was easy to read while being very informative. We then found out that our child ... Read full review


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Our ENT recommended that I read this when she thought that our son might have Auditory Processing Disorder. The book is helpful in giving you examples of others that suffer from the disorder and ... Read full review


1 The Many Faces of APD
2 Learning Language and Auditory Processing
3 APD in Children
4 APD in Adults
5 Diagnosing APD
6 Treating APD
7 Living with APD

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About the author (2002)

A professor of audiology at the University of South Dakota, Dr. Teri Bellis is the author of the leading authoritative text for professionals on the subject of ADP: Assessment and Management of Central Auditory Processing Disorders in the Educational Setting, as well as the author of many related scholarly articles. She's the most frequently requested speaker on the subject of ADP in the U.S., and lectures widely throughout the country and internationally. A practicing audiologist, she's been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of ADP for more than fifteen years. She lives in Vermillin, North Dakota.

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