A Metacognitive Program for Treating Auditory Processing Disorders Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

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This comprehensive program was developed by a speech-language pathologist over the course of 20 years in the public schools and private practice. It is for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and any other education professionals who wish to help a child learn to listen better.

You'll learn how to teach metacognitive strategies to children who have an auditory processing disorder with this thorough book. The strategies are taught in a hierarchical order so that students are able to grasp and build upon skills that will help them to better listen to and comprehend orally presented material. The chapters detail techniques such as subvocalizing, chunking, and visualization, as well as many others. The appendices provide helpful suggestions as to how to facilitate improved comprehension of spoken and written language, and include lists of commercial resources such as games, instructional materials, and home-practice pages.

This program is most effective for children ages 6 years and older. Parts of the program may be adapted for children with lower cognitive ability; however it is generally most useful for children with normal to above intelligence. Some aspects of the program may also be adapted for children with autism spectrum disorders. This book is a great companion to Hamaguchi's It's Time to Listen: Metacognitive Activities for Improving Auditory Processing in the Classroom.

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