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Once my son was aware of his auditory processing disorder he was able to speak for himself. He learned to ask his teachers to seat him toward the front of the room so he could hear them clearly. He asked them to speak facing him and to write assignments on the board or on paper so he would not miss something he did not hear well. He received permission to have a writing pal who would take notes for him during lectures since he was unable to keep up with the teacher’s talking and write notes at the same time. He worked harder at becoming more organized and responsible for his learning and education.
Immediately it was as if a cloud had lifted from him. He was noticeably happier. Now he knew and it made all the difference. Through consulting with the audiologist and his teachers we have been able to come up with strategies to help assist him in gaining a good education without being outside the general education venue.