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.

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Book Review of the eBook "Kids Speech Matters" by Sandra Ahlquist

Written by:  Sandra Ahlquist

Sandra Ahlquist has written a touching e-book about her and her son’s personal journey dealing with Severe Language Delay and Auditory Processing Disorder.  Reading her book is like having an intimate discussion with a good friend; she narrates the story of her son’s birth through his diagnosis of APD at the age of 10 and intersperses helpful advice she would give to any parent finding herself in a similar situation.

Sandra’s motivation to write this book was to spread insight into communication delays in young children in the hopes of bringing awareness to speech, language, and communication disorders.  With proper recognition, she hopes funding will be better provided to meet the needs of the many students struggling with language based learning disabilities in school.

She hopes no parent will have to struggle as hard as she has to get her son the proper diagnosis and assistance he has needed to be able to communicate and learn.  Like Sandra says, “Every child deserves to be able to communicate and learn to the best of their ability.”

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