Hello! This blog is about my daughter Hailey (currently 12 years old) and her experiences living with auditory processing disorder. Auditory Processing Disorder is Hailey's primary issue, however she has also been given the labels Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Visual Processing Disorder, Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder and Phonology Disorder at various points in her life.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Reading While Others are Talking Nearby: By Hailey

"I cannot read with people talking.  All I hear in my head while I am trying to read is blah, blah, blah....Okay, Mom, you write the rest." - Hailey

Hailey (10) wants to express that when she is busy trying really hard to read by decoding new words and recalling old words, all the while making her eyes focus properly on the words and not skip any (she has mild Visual Processing Disorder as well), she cannot drown out any auditory background noise.  The only way she can read is to be somewhere quiet.  Maybe with time and practice she will get to the point where she can, or maybe not.  Whichever is the case, she loves to read and so treasures her ability to read without people talking nearby.  She felt this was important for people to understand about Auditory Processing Disorder and how it affects her ability to read.

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