Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) occurs when the brain cannot process or understand correctly the sounds the ears hear, even though the ears might be functioning properly. It is rarely recognized, often misdiagnosed, and poorly understood, yet the effects can be devastating. Pocket is simultaneously releasing two complementary texts on the subject that are definitely worth some notice. Foli's Like Sound Through Water is a mother's account of her family's struggle with APD in her oldest son, Ben. Her account reads like a novel and is thoroughly engaging while providing a wealth of information. Foli clearly shows the pain misdiagnosis and clinical inaccuracies can cause. While finally obtaining a correct diagnosis brought some relief, Foli shows that the battle for normalcy had only begun. This is mostly a success story with an upbeat ending. The resource section in the back is a bonus. Bellis's When the Brain Can't Hear is the first APD sourcebook written specifically for lay readers. Bellis, the author of an important text on APD for professionals (Assessment and Management of Central Auditory Processing Disorders in the Educational Setting from Science to Practice), herself suffers from APD as the result of a car accident. Her text is naturally more clinical in nature but still quite readable. It covers the many subtypes of APD and their manifestations, diagnosis and testing, treatment options, and coping techniques. The ample glossary adds to the book's accessibility. Either of these texts would be appropriate additions to most collections, but they are best purchased together. The diagnosis of APD is seen more frequently, and with no other lay texts on the subject available, these books are absolutely essential. KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA
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In the acknowledgments Foli thanks Teri J. Bellis, whose When the Brain Can't Hear [BKL F 1 02] her book complements. Foli tells a loving story, but the first half of it, about events before her son, Ben, was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD), is full of frustration. Although a nurse with a Ph.D. in communication, she didn't suspect what the problem was, for neither she nor her psychiatrist husband, John, had heard of APD. Preschool, clinical, and school tests did little to clarify Ben's difficulties or indicate solutions. Both parents felt guilty for what they might have done to help Ben and how their intense care for him might have inhibited their younger son Pete's development. Lacking the proper diagnosis, they and various tutors devoted much time and effort at home and school to helping Ben. After the APD diagnosis, the therapeutic and psychological problems were much more solvable. Foli concludes the practical, heartwarming book with the observation that each APD child is different and must be treated as an individual. William Beatty
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I would have rated this book less stars, but I wanted to be fair: I think I misunderstood the author's intent. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wal-Mart'Queisha Jenkins
I liked the book but it goes to much on the personal experience without sharing helpful techniques and recommendations. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ZEJ
Great resource book, explains very well what APD is, and easy to understand.Published 9 months ago by Maria
I read this book several years ago when my son was being evaluated for LD's at the recommendation of the Language Center he was attending. Read morePublished 10 months ago by klmc
Lots of Day-to Day humdrum. Way too much description of the computer tools used to address the disability called "auditory processing disorder" or APD. Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. Sumberg
This is a great book for parents looking for answers or having a new diagnosis of APD (Auditory Processing Disorder) which affects many children. Read morePublished 21 months ago by L. Hetue
one of the best books I have read in years. It not only touches you on the emotional level, but also gives you so much information regarding the symptoms and therapy associated... Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Sh. C
The writing is straightforward and easy to follow. She cuts through jargon and speaks directly to the subject in ways that are easily integrated for the lay reader.Published on February 11, 2013 by lorioux