Welcome To iHaveAPD.com - Audiory Processing Disorder

I Have APD.

Enter Our Challenging Realm Of Auditory Processing Disorder.

My story is simple: I got diagnosed with APD back in 1980 when I was just 8 years old (3rd grade). For much of my life, it held me back. Now, with all that I've learned and experienced living with APD, I'm determined to help you. I've moved forward and so can you. Obstacles are meant to be overcome. The time to do so is now! read more...

Reason For Being: To give YOU the ideas, tools, suggestions, and strategies necessary to stop struggling and start living. I look forward to sharing my personal stories and helping other adults and kids with APD get some answers from someone with APD.

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06.23.2018
A guest commented on a APDigest

I always like the sound of the song. For a lot of the songs I just ignore the words and listen to the instruments. And regard the singing as a sort of instrument to. If you get what I mean? It can be hard for me to dance or clap to a beat also, since the sound can be delayed. I usually just watch someone else's hands clap and try to match my hand clapping with their's. I can totally relate with what you're saying!

Learn how Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects how I listen to music, songs, vocals and the radio.
07.08.2013 · From JeffCohen
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04.21.2018
A guest commented on a APDigest

Hi Tried very hard to learn music, Spent years and years on lessons for me it was fun. When I found out 6 years ago I had APD, yes I have done all the test and it was confirmed. I gave music away after speaking to the Dr, I am saying for me it was better to do. Listening to music is difficult I focus on one instrument and the singing that has taken a lot of years to comprehend. I am 55 years and have learned to adjust to many things over these past few years and getting tested was the best thing I did, because of that I have learned to deal with things better.

With Auditory Processing Disorder, how did you find learning to play a musical instrument in school?
07.29.2015 · From JeffCohen
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02.22.2018
A guest commented on a APDigest

Thank you, I thought I was alone. I thought I was stupid.

Learn how Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects how I listen to music, songs, vocals and the radio.
07.08.2013 · From JeffCohen
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02.11.2018
A guest commented on a APDigest

Hi All

I just had a hard time with my 6 year old at violin lessons (week 3) and I wondered with his APD whether I should continue the lessons - now I absolutely am going to as he asked to do it but it is frustrating for the teacher.

I will leave each lesson go home and revisit it slowly with him as well as do the practice - the hardest task seems to be reading music but you have all inspired me that it will be worthwhile to make the extra home effort and allow him to slowly learn - which I did do for nearly an hour after the lesson and he was very happy at the end.

I also read that music can also help with APD.

a loving but sometimes frustrated mummy xxx

With Auditory Processing Disorder, how did you find learning to play a musical instrument in school?
07.29.2015 · From JeffCohen
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02.08.2018
Twnkltoz commented on a APDigest

Hello, I'm new here and just learning about apd. I haven't been officially diagnosed, but it's pretty clear I have it. I trying to get a music degree and the ear training is killing me. I end up in tears every day, I'm so frustrated. Had anyone been able to work through it and get a music degree despite this? 

 

With Auditory Processing Disorder, how did you find learning to play a musical instrument in school?
07.29.2015 · From JeffCohen
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12.24.2017
JeffCohen added new APDigest
The signs of APD are evident, but there's more to consider before making a diagnosis. First thing to do is to find the proper person to make that APD diagnosis. Oh, and don't give up.
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08.08.2017
A guest commented on a APDigest
Learn whether I was able to pick up and speak a foreign language, especially with Auditory Processing Disorder hindering my every step.
08.08.2013 · From JeffCohen
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01.15.2017
A guest commented on a APDigest

Thank you for posting this and helping me feel less alone in this area of my life.

Wow. I can relate with all three points but i really do enjoy music and singing.
I am currently trying to find a way to learn around my APD while singing more complex songs

Learn how Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects how I listen to music, songs, vocals and the radio.
07.08.2013 · From JeffCohen
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12.28.2016
A guest commented on a APDigest

I struggle immensely with learning to understand a foreign language spoken, but I never struggled with music. I have a bachelor's degree in music despite having all the 'symptoms' of APD. However, I don't play by ear! For me, reading and playing music is just really good hand-eye coordination. It's especially helpful to play an instrument that is already 'tuned' like a piano. You don't have to try to get the right pitch, like on a violin. So, please, don't shy away from learning music if you have APD! 

With Auditory Processing Disorder, how did you find learning to play a musical instrument in school?
07.29.2015 · From JeffCohen
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08.06.2016
JeffCohen added new site
thelisteninglab.com — The Listening Lab provides you affordable listening exercises and games designed to supplement therapies and services that your child may already be receiving. Want even more? How about helpful articles, links and forums to educate and inform you about auditory processing disorder and other related …
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The signs of APD are evident, but there's more to consider before making a diagnosis. First thing to do is to find the proper person to make that APD diagnosis. Oh, and don't give up.
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