Auditory Discrimination – What is that Sound?

auditory discrimination

After our sensory and auditory systems are aware of the presence of sound, we recognize the pattern of the sound we hear. This leads to what we often call auditory discrimination. This level of auditory processing involves a combination of the auditory system and the cognitive system. Visit the first article in this series, entitled […]

Feel The Fear: A Treatment for Anxiety

Interoceptive Anxiety

Urmila Pai, M.D. and Kimberly Williams, Psy.D. composed this article in collaboration. Child Therapist: “Carly, it seems you were very anxious. How did your body feel?” Child: “I don’t know…maybe it felt like, running away!” When assessing and treating children with anxiety, clinicians agree it can be challenging to help youngsters understand and give detailed […]

Why the, “Homework Wars”?

Homework - Vision

“Homework, wars”! It begins with the moment your child comes in the door from school. Your first thought is, “What do WE have for homework tonight?” How many hours of tears, yelling and complete frustration will it take in order to attempt to complete the work that the teacher says should only be taking 30 […]

Auditory Awareness Isms are Sensory Based

Listening Therapy

As stated in the first installment of this series, there are different types of auditory processing deficits or APD. And, for each specific type, there are different systems involved and, thus, different recommendations for treatment. This section discusses the various categories and a sample treatment for each category. Lucker’s Multi-System Integrative Model of Auditory Processing […]

Tactile Experiences for Sensory Regulation

shower - tactile

The tactile system is the sense of touch. This is the sensory system that helps us to learn about our bodies and our environment. It is important in the development of a child’s body scheme (the internal map of our body and how we use our body to interact with the environment). The tactile system […]

Auditory Processing – A Multi-System Approach

Multi-System - Brain

You may have been told that your child has an auditory processing disorder. But, have you been told what specific type of auditory processing disorder your child has? Often, all that professionals say is, “Well, Mrs. Smith, our testing today indicates that Johnny has an auditory processing disorder.” Then, they recommend either a list of […]

Don’t You Get It? Living with Auditory Learning Disabilities

Don't You Get It

“Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects as many as 5 percent of children. It has been called a “hidden disability” because it is often mistaken for everything from odd behavior and deafness to other disorders such as ADHD or sometimes even autism. It is none of those things. It is a processing problem, considered a learning […]

I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out

I Get It I Get It

“I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out, is about a boy’s triumph over Auditory Processing Disorder from a child’s point of view. Colorful illustrations bring to life John’s journey from confusion to understanding. John encounters difficult situations at home and in school. He loses faith in himself and feels overwhelmed, frustrated […]

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Help Regulate Kids with Oral Sensory Snacks

Popcorn - Oral Sensory Crunch

Children with various isms have challenges with regulating their emotions.  Heck, I know of a lot of adults who struggle with this.  Think about sitting in a lecture.  What do you do to keep your attention on the lecturer?  Do you play with your hair?  Tap your pencil?  Bounce your leg?  We all do little […]

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Tactile Shaving Cream Adventures

shaving crean - sensory diet

One day while I was cleaning the bathroom I realized the house was too quiet. I called out for my son- his response was wild laughter. I took off my gloves and walked down the hall to the living room. I turned a corner and almost passed out. My son was lying on the coffee […]

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