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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Review: "I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out"

I just received my copy the new book I Get It! I Get It! by Loraine Alderman and Yvonne Capitelli.  As far as I can tell, it is the first book written for children about auditory processing disorder.

Overall, I think it is an excellent book.  The story flows well and definitely shows the main character John's frustration with not "getting it".  It also explains what auditory processing disorder is in a simple, easy to understand way.  There is even some great helpful advice for parents and teachers.

Of course, it doesn't explain everything about auditory processing disorder and neglects to point out the social difficulties that come with the disorder or some issues such as the fatigue that usually accompanies the disorder due to the extraordinary effort it takes to process auditory information.  (Co-morbid common conditions such as dyslexia, discalculia, sensory processing disorder, or anything else are also not mentioned.)  However, I believe the intent was to keep it simple as the audience is elementary aged children.

I would definitely recommend this book and I sincerely hope it is the first of many more to come.


  1. I am so happy I found your site. My daughter was recently diagnosed and it was a rough school year. I'm trying to do my research.

  2. Good for you doing research for yourself; that is so important. :) If you haven't already checked out our book Same Journey Different Paths; Stories of Auditory Processing Disorder, it is very enlightening as it is the story of 14 different children/young adults with auditory processing disorder. Also, we have Facebook support groups where everyone is very good about asking questions and sharing advice. Here is my blog post with links to the groups on Facebook: http://apdhailey.blogspot.com/2012/02/facebook-auditory-processing-support.html

    Good luck and I'm so glad you found us.