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

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In this landmark book, Dr. Teri James Bellis, one of the world's leading authorities on auditory processing disorder (APD), explains the nature of this devastating condition and provides insightful case studies that illustrate its effect on the lives of its sufferers.

Millions of Americans struggle silently with APD. For many of them, holding a simple conversation can be next to impossible. As sound travels through an imperfect auditory pathway, words become jumbled, distorted, and unintelligible. As Dr. Bellis notes, the most profound impact of this highly specific impediment to auditory comprehension may be on the young. Facing a severely reduced ability to read, spell, comprehend, and communicate, children with APD are subject to anxiety, academic failure, and a damaged sense of self. Often, they are misdiagnosed.

Discussing the latest and most promising clinical advances and treatment options, and providing a host of proven strategies for coping, Dr. Bellis takes much of the mystery out of APD. If you or anyone you know has difficulty comprehending spoken language, or if your child is struggling in school, this important book may have the answers you need.

Synopsis:

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

  • Synopsis:

    In the first book on the subject for lay readers, an esteemed Auditory Processing Disorder expert--and sufferer--gives people the tools they need to spot and fight it.

    About the Author

    Teri James Bellis, Ph.d., is a professor of audiology at the University of South Dakota and the author of the authoritative text for professionals on the diagnosis and treatment of APD. Ironically, she herself became the victim of adult-onset APD as the result of head trauma suffered in a car accident.

    Her writing has been featured in numerous medical and academic publications, including the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience. She lives in South Dakota.

    Table of Contents

    CONTENTS

    PREFACE Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

    1 The Many Faces of APD

    Clay: Severe APD in a Preschooler

    Larry: Mild APD in an Adult

    Jason: Right-Hemisphere Disorder and APD

    Evelyn: APD in the Elderly

    If a Tree Falls in the Forest: Debating the Existence of APD

    2 Learning, Language, and Auditory Processing

    A Is for Apple: Auditory Processing and Spelling

    See Spot Run: Auditory Processing and Reading

    There's a Bathroom on the Right: Auditory Processing and Receptive Language

    The Rain in Spain: Auditory Processing and Speech Production

    How Long Is the Diving Board? Auditory Processingand Problem-Solving

    Make New Friends: Auditory Processing andSocialization

    3 APD in Children

    Shake, Rattle, and Roll: APD in Infants and Toddlers

    Building Blocks: APD and the Preschool Child

    Show-and-Tell: APD in Elementary School

    Prom Night: APD in Middle and High School

    Rush Week: APD at College

    4 APD in Adults

    He Never Listens Anymore: APD in Middle-Aged Men

    I Just Can't Say Anything Right: APD in Postmenopausal Women

    Everybody's Mumbling at Me: APD in the Elderly

    5 Diagnosing APD

    Why You Need to Be Tested for APD

    Here's What You Need to Do

    The Diagnostic Journey: Here's What Will Happen

    Tools of the Trade: Diagnostic Tests for APD

    The Language, Learning, and Communication Puzzle

    Assessing the Whole Person

    Disassembly Required: Analyzing Areas of Weakness

    Integrating Test Results

    Different Types of APD

    When a Listening Problem Is Not APD

    6 Treating APD

    The Grieving Process

    Basic Principles of APD Management

    All the World's a Stage: Environmental Modifications at School

    Thinking outside the Box: Environmental Modifications at Work

    Where They Have to Take You In: Environmental Modifications at Home

    Training the Brain: Therapy Activities for APD

    7 Living with APD

    Taking the Initiative: Becoming an Active Listener

    Operating on a Higher Plane: Metacognitive and Metalinguistic Strategies

    Put It in Writing: Memory Enhancement Techniques

    What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Making Realistic Life Choices

    It Takes a Village: Resources for Children and Adults with APD

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780743428644
    afterword::
    THE FUTURE OF APD <P> GLOSSARY <P> INDEX
    Publisher:
    Atria Books
    Author:
    Bellis, Teri James
    Afterword:
    THE FUTURE OF APD<P>GLOSSARY<P>INDEX<P>
    Afterword:
    THE FUTURE OF APD<P>GLOSSARY<P>INDEX
    Afterword:
    THE FUTURE OF APD<BR><BR>GLOSSARY<BR><BR>INDEX
    Location:
    New York
    Subject:
    Child Development
    Subject:
    Audiology & Speech Pathology
    Subject:
    Hearing
    Subject:
    Word deafness.
    Subject:
    Auditory Perceptual Disorders.
    Subject:
    Parenting - General
    Subject:
    General Family & Relationships
    Subject:
    Hearing & Speech
    Subject:
    Health and Medicine-Hearing and Ears
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    B102
    Series Volume:
    00-150
    Publication Date:
    January 2002
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    368
    Dimensions:
    8.44 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz

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    Product details 368 pages Atria Books - English 9780743428644 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , 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

  • "Synopsis" by , In the first book on the subject for lay readers, an esteemed Auditory Processing Disorder expert--and sufferer--gives people the tools they need to spot and fight it.
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