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Auditory Processing Perspective needed


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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: Auditory Processing Perspective needed

I'm the dad of sweetest 13 year old boy on the face of the earth. No parent could be more proud of the character of his kid - he's kind, giving, and cares (too much sometimes!) for the wants and desires of others more than his own. However, as my wife and I face the spector of high school, I feel very overwelmed at times. As many of you have described on this board, we have gladly sacrificed time and money to get him the help he needs in terms of accomodations, tutors, private schooling and testing. We have been faithful to be his advocate throughout grade school. But the journey has been long, and I wonder if I will be able to see him acheive a sense of individualism that he will need as an adult. I'm wondering if anyone can offer encouragement and perspective to us as parents? He gets along well in his small class and his classmates who have grown up with him will look out for him whenever possible, but his auditory processing issues have limited his ability to learn social skills as well as classroom learning. Is there any adult out there who has grown up with these issues who can offer suggestions? thanks.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Greetings Dave,I am the mom of a delightful 13yo girl. We all share your concerns for our children's futures.Your son is fortunate that his classmates will look out for him whenever possible. When my daughter's learning disability became evident, her classmates cruelly rejected her.Anyway, this isn't really what you're asking but has your son received therapy for his auditory processing problems such as Fast ForWord, Earobics or PACE? My dd's social skills have improved as a direct result of improved auditory processing skills through FFW and PACE. She can now actively participate in all conversations and understands what's going on. She hears and thinks faster and doesn't mentally search for words so much. It's truly wonderful to see her hold her own in social interactions. If your son has not received such therapy, I would encourage you to check it out.Blessings, momo

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

how can I get more information on fastforWord, Pace and other technologies for CAPD. My son is 8 and is functioning well at this point, but I want to make sure that he is getting all the help that he needs to build the best possible foundation for future years.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Greetings Anne,I thought I should add that in addition to checking out the websites, go to the Parenting LD and Teaching Reading bulletin boards and do a search on PACE and Fast ForWord (FFW) for more comments from other parents.Blessings, momo

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Website for FastForWord is http://www.scilearn.com. The least expensive way to do FFW is to train yourself to be the provider and have your son use the program at home. CrossTrain is the self-teaching tutorial sold by the company for about $115. To order CT, you need to log onto the website (introduction) as an educator rather than as "family". When you do that, CT appears in the list of products you can order.Website for PACE is http://www.mentalskills.com.Mary: how can I get more information on fastforWord, Pace and other
: technologies for CAPD. My son is 8 and is functioning well at this
: point, but I want to make sure that he is getting all the help
: that he needs to build the best possible foundation for future
: years.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Thanks for the advice! This has been a great source of information.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

You might want to join this capd listserve for parents and search the archives. There are several adult with capd who might be able to give you that perspective.http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/CGI/wa.exe?SUBED1=capd&A=1

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