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dont you get it? living with auditory learning disabilities

Dont You Get It? Living with Auditory Learning Disabilities, published by Stoelting, gives firsthand insight about Auditory Processing Disorder to professionals working with those with this auditory issue and to those who experience these processing difficulties

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A guide for parents, professionals, and those living with Auditory Processing Disorders

Harvey Edell, Jay R. Lucker, Ed. D., CC-A/SLP, FAAA and Loraine Alderman, Psy. D.

"Don't You Get It? Living with Auditory Processing Disorder" is a unique, comprehensive book, published by Stoelting and written by people who live with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), and have learned to learn, grow and survive and succeed from childhood into adulthood. It offers unique insights from the personal perspectives, struggles and achievements of those whose lives it has touched.

Ever realize that you, or someone you know, does not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even though the sounds are loud and clear? For example, "chair and couch" might sound like "hair and cow" to someone with APD. Or a low tapping, or clicking, noise can drown out a louder conversation?  These kinds of problems are experienced daily by people with APD, even if they are paying attention.

Individuals with APD:

  • Have trouble paying attention to information presented orally
  • Need more time to process information
  • Have problems with relationships or peers
  • Have difficulty with vocabulary, reading, comprehension, spelling, and understanding language or directional tasks
  • Mimic symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, causing misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment

"Don't You Get It?" looks at three generations of the same family, and others, who have lived with APD. It demonstrates the struggles of these individuals, and illustrates how they overcame their problems in communicating and learning. This is the handbook for anyone who has, or knows anyone who has, even mild Auditory Processing Disorder.

"This book offers a unique introduction to Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) providing insights from the personal perspectives, struggles and achievements of those whose lives is has touched. The diverse viewpoints presented grant the reader a rich account of the difficulties and possibilities that face those most intimately involved with this disorder. This is a must-read for everyone with APD." 
Florence L. Denmark, Ph. D.
Distinguished Research Professor, Pace University
Former President, American Psychological Association

" important book for parents who are in a quandary regarding APD."
Jack Katz, Ph. D.
Auditory Processing Service, University of Kansas Medical Center, Prairie Village, KS


Dear Loraine Alderman,

 I just wanted to let you know that your books have helped my husband, myself and our son tremendously - in terms of understanding APD and navigating through the education system.

 Our son loves your book and he identifies with it. It makes him feel “a lot better” and “proud”.

 He was tested and diagnosed in 2nd Grade by his neurologist and audiologist as having APD.

His neurologist felt he was very bright but had auditory processing issues.

 Recently, I took him to his neurologist for a current evaluation and a list of accommodations.

 My husband and I had a meeting with the teacher and the principal to go over everything - basically what he needed that he was not getting.

APD seems to be a relatively new disorder that is being identified occasionally in the school system. It can be difficult for educators to understand it.

 In any event, we had a great meeting with the 504 committee. Because we have directed them, educated them and provided them with supplies and support  --and have made them privy to aspects of APD, they are making a good effort to accommodate our son.

 We are so thankful for your books! We bought your book for our son’t teacher, and his tutor and I am in the middle of reading “Don’t You Get It?”

 I was just reading the chapter your Dad wrote and was extremely moved. I see so many similarities in terms of your Dad’s obstacles aligned with what my son is going through. 

 Our son is also deeply intuitive and my husband and I have talked about how he would make an amazing Detective or Chef.

He is very good at putting puzzles together — literally and figuratively!

 We are so grateful that you have written a book about APD and look forward to meeting you in the future.

 many thanks and best regards,