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<p>Tate has a mild auditory processing disorder.</p>
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<p>I feel a little lost and overwhelmed.  Anyone know anything about this?  I haven't had much time to talk with his therapist and I have been looking online.  I know, dumb, right?  I'm just not sure what to expect.  Is this something that can be overcome, or will he struggle for the span of his lifetime with this?  I don't know what to think...</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Colby</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69726/well-the-diagnosis-is-in#post_1938770"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Tate has a mild auditory processing disorder.</p>
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<p>I feel a little lost and overwhelmed.  Anyone know anything about this?  I haven't had much time to talk with his therapist and I have been looking online.  I know, dumb, right?  I'm just not sure what to expect.  Is this something that can be overcome, or will he struggle for the span of his lifetime with this?  I don't know what to think...</p>
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I know nothing about it, so my first instinct would be to look online.  I don't think that's dumb at all.  Just as long as you keep an open mind and realize that every scenario is different.  You'll work it all out, and it will be OK.  ((Colby))</p>
 

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<p>I had a few kids in my schools over the years with this diagnosis. It was usually good because I think many are misdiagnosed as ADHD (which seems to make up 93.4% of the school pop).</p>
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<p>Severe Processing Disorder was a really tough one, but the kids we had with mild were merely monitored closely to try to keep them as focused as possible. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jcumming</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69726/well-the-diagnosis-is-in#post_1938779"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I had a few kids in my schools over the years with this diagnosis. It was usually good because I think many are misdiagnosed as ADHD (which seems to make up 93.4% of the school pop).</p>
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<p>Severe Processing Disorder was a really tough one, but the kids we had with mild were merely monitored closely to try to keep them as focused as possible. </p>
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JC to the rescue!!!!  he's good to keep around...he's smarter than your average bear. :D</p>
 

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<p>you're going to get a lot of varying info and opinions on the interwebs...well, you'll get that in real life too...there  is a lot of discussion of the similarities and differences from ADHD...as with ADHD, you have to watch out for snake oil remedies that you might hear about...keep and open mind, but stick with the professionals...he will have some frustrations so as he goes through school there may be some times when he gets discouraged and you'll have to work on that...keep me posted...</p>
 

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<p>if only every kid i had to deal with were down for mild auditory processing. If he can get some instructors that will stay on him and present information the right way he should still be able to function relatively normally if thats what he truly has.  The main issue will be frustration tolerance and learning to cope.</p>
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<p>Really I should just parrot OBH all the time <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Colby, the good thing is that you have a name to give to what has obviously been troubling the young fella.  With that can come strategies and plans and ways to cope for him and for you. </p>
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<p>Hugs.</p>
 

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<p>What OBH and JC said...you'll have guidance in the schools to help you and Tate make adjustments through the years. The speech & language staff will be of great service!</p>
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<p>Many of my students have a variety of processing issues.</p>
<p>Eventually, some of them are released from Spch/Lang by middle school; some only need monitoring support by the Spec Ed staff, some utilize our reading/language arts teams.</p>
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<p>Rethinking how you communicate with him as he develops will ease some of his/your frustrations.</p>
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<p>Good luck, and keep us informed! ♥</p>
 

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<p>Dear Colby,</p>
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<p>Tate has the best parents in the world and you guys will figure this out. </p>
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<p>My thoughts are with you all.</p>
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<p>your pal,</p>
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<p>while these arent things one necessarily 'outgrows', this is one of the more 'fixable' issues out there.  Having a solid home life and good instructors at school is really half the battle as well.  And as true with any disorder, earlier identification always leads to a better prognosis. </p>
 

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<p>Colby, I'm glad you got a diagnosis, so now you can get assistance with it early on.  And it will help you understand what is going on with your little guy, it will be less frustrating for you.  </p>
 

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<p>My bff's oldest son has this.....I don't know a whole lot about it...but he gets alot of help through the school....he takes his test verbally and there are other things</p>
<p>in place to help him. For a while they had a rough go of it but now he is doing well. He is making good grades and he is very social .... he plays football and baseball</p>
<p>and every kind of other sport. Don't panic and remember no matter what he will grow up to be a fine man one day and all this will be a distant memory.</p>
 

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<p>Colby</p>
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<p>My son (now 20) was diagnosed at pre-k level with auditory processing disorder.  Basically, there is a minor "mis-wireing" of the connections between his ears and brain.  So when he hears one thing, his brain hears something different.  1st, you must have him classified at school, the proper IEP must be created, speech and hearing aid is a must.  Accommodations must be done for testing and in class work.  Many kids with this problem, easily are taught other reading and learning techniques.  For example, in elementary school, we found that Jared needed more visual cues to link words and ideas. For certain subjects he got either the teacher's class notes, or there was a scribe in the class and we got the class notes that way. This is a condition that you need to make sure the school stays on top of, because these kids can easily fall through the "educational gaps" and unfortunately it's going to be your job to make sure the school does what they are supposed to, because it costs a lot for these extra services, and most schools don't want to spend the $$. </p>
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<p>This condition is workable, and can be overcome, but, can take some patience at times.  We worked with his college and got accommodations there also, (Jared made Dean's List last semester)</p>
 
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