Auditory Processing Disorder- how can students help themselves?
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.