Living with Auditory Processing Disorder
Do you want to know about a life of a child with APD? Everything i say will be in purple so you know how it feels and what I am going through.
Hi my name is Maya. I am 11 years old and live in a normal familly of 4 and 4 pets (3 hermit crabs and a cat). I have APD and some dyslexia. But you can’t see my disorders right away you have to know me well to really see them. I’m quite a normal girl with normal standards; I enjoy drawing and want to be a fashion designer when I grow up. Don’t I sound like a normal girl? Well I’m gonna tell you about how it feels to have APD……
I have read many blogs about parents writing about their kids but I'm gonna write about my self instead. First I shall talk about school. I'm in grade six, I was put into a class were many people had disorders such as ADHD. My teacher is the best grade six teacher in the school but my class does not listen all the time! Well anyway, in class I might zone out in the middle of a class discussion and all I would hear my teacher say is (this is a math example) "OK does anyone know what the common multiple of 14 is? OK it is mumble mumble blah blah blah mumble -silence- OK now do this work sheet!" then I would get the work sheet and not remember us talking about what to do wen all that time we were discussing it! Also its really hard for me to concentrate when half my class is talking and I'm trying to do my work. If I would have put soundless earplugs then I would be able to work calmly but now all I hear is yelling. I can't write my b's and d's correctly and I'm really bad at math and literacy in some places is the work curriculum.
Well that's all for this part of my small biography but I will be writing more!
please write any comments if you have questions or want me to add anything.
I have a link that might be usefull http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/central_auditory.html