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Auditory Processing Disorder- how can students help themselves?

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: May 4th, 2012   Number of views: 803

How can students help themselves?

  • Keep your eyes on the speaker, and try to get eye contact.
  • Use good listening behaviour -- quiet body and closed mouth.
  • Ask to have directions repeated or clarified when you feel confused or unsure of what to do.
  • Repeat information quietly to yourself, after directions or information are presented orally.
  • Ask someone to explain what words mean, or use a dictionary or electronic thesaurus, when you aren’t sure.
  • Visualize – make a picture in your mind, to help you remember important points.
  • Wait until your parent or teacher finishes giving directions and answers questions before starting a task.
  • Write down your assignments at school to help you remember what you’re supposed to do when you get home. 

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