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Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Solutions for Parents

For Dyslexia Awareness Month, Learn Early Warning Signs of This Learning Disability

Is your young child struggling with reading? Have you noticed any potential “warning signs” that may indicate a learning disability like dyslexia? Research* shows that one in five people in the United States have some sort of learning disability – yet for many children, the problem remains unidentified and undiagnosed far longer than it should. Experts agree that early detection and intervention is extremely beneficial for children who are showing signs of dyslexia or other learning differences. Continue reading


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

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

Amazon Description: 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.

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If you would like to purchase this book, please use the link provided. The cost is the same to you, but The Sensory Spectrum gets a small percentage to allow me to continue offering information about SPD for free. Thanks for your ongoing support!


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Auditory Processing Disorders

“Below is an explanation of the different types of auditory processing. Each category also includes possible difficulties that can occur if there is a weakness in that area, and possible strategies that may help overcome the difficulties.”

Auditory Processing Disorders


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Signs of Dyslexia Start Before Reading, Study Finds

As I learn more about Dyslexia, I’ve often wondered if this disorder is connected to Sensory Processing Disorder. My son just entered kindergarten, so will this be a problem for him. A recent study did find that Dyslexia has less to do with language/speech and more about how the brain processes the symbols and input it receives. (Sounding a bit familiar?)

Signs of Dyslexia Start Before Reading, Study Finds


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FREE E-Book: IEP Basics for Parents of Students with Learning Disabilities

What could be better than a book about the IEP Basics? A FREE book! Download this and let us know what you think.

FREE E-Book: IEP Basics for Parents of Students with Learning Disabilities

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