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When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder Paperback – July 22, 2003
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_When the Brain Can't Hear_ is a well-written and easily read explanation of what APD is, what it isn't, and what it might be. This makes sense as APD identification often requires a good deal of detective work, particularly when the 'patient' is a child. Dr. Bellis takes a conservative approach to APD identification, frequently reminding the reader not to make assumptions without appropriate data... but she doesn't just say "hey, maybe you have it and maybe you don't." She gives you other options to consider, too, so you're not left hanging if APD isn't the answer to your questions.
In reading this book, I learned a great deal about how APD manifests, what causes (what might cause) the different manifestations, and ways to address these areas. The only area I had trouble with was treatment specific to subtype. Dr. Bellis uses a system to categorize types of APD that seemed a bit too cut and dry for me. I had some difficulty identifying my daughter's subtype (her evaluation was done by someone who doesn't use the same system of classification) and therefore figuring out which treatment methods Dr. Bellis felt would best remediate her specific symptoms. Overall, however, the book gave me plenty to consider both in terms of understanding the disorder and better understanding the many treatment options.
I highly recommend this book. If you only read one book on APD, this is the one you should read.
** The student who doesn't follow directions in class.
** The spouse who denies all knowledge of something you specifically told them.
Even those who search for a cause are often told that hearing tests show that hearing is "normal". But sometimes your instincts still shout that something isn't right & it's for those families that When the Brain Can't Hear was written. For those struggling to understand what an auditory processing disorder is -- this book will be a God-send. As Dr. Bellis describes the many faces of APD through a series of case studies she presents clearly what it is AND what it isn't. The middle section of the book, which discusses the actual processes of hearing & language, is probably more technical than most layman will appreciate. However, Dr. Bellis more than makes up for this with her extensive sections on treating and living with APD. These sections offer a wonderful array of practical tips and suggestions. I would highly recommend this book as one offering concrete help for those desperately seeking solutions!
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Another amazing book. My hcild has auditory processing and this had alot of great information to help me in understanding this disorder!Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
As described. Good shipping. Would buy from again. Thank you!Published 10 months ago by Kathy St. Onge
Excellent book! A must read for anyone wanting to understand CAPDPublished 13 months ago by Renee Shellum
Good for explaining processing problems but need more on strategies to use that will help studentsPublished 13 months ago by book lady
This book is excellent for understanding the CAPD diagnosis and how it affects the various stages of life (child, teenager, college student, adult).Published 13 months ago by Nicole
CAPD missed in many children. Up to date information useful to teachers and parents.Published 14 months ago by Phil Boudreau