Auditory Processing Disorder—11 Homeschool Tips
- Use of repetition to learn things.
- Teach in smaller increments, but with repetition.
- Use a multi-sensory approach (including gross motor and fine motor skills).
- Avoid programs that have long lectures, boring textbooks, or forced memorization. (Consider curriculum recommendations for right-brained learners.)
- Utilize hands-on (kinesthetic) and interactive projects and programs (see Types of Curriculum–programmed learning and technological learning).
- Offer more breaks/downtime. (See how physical activity affects the brain.)
- Utilize manipulatives during listening to lectures or stories (e.g. playing with plasticine, clay, floam, or legos.
- For many kids, chewing gum (or munching on a healthy snack) stimulates the brain and reduces outside stressors. (See how food and environment affect the brain.)
- Provide a quiet learning environment.
- When helpful, utilize noise reducing headphones to block out noise.
- Maintain a calm visual environment.
The ideas for these tips come from the article Tips for Homeschooling a Child with Auditory Processing Disorder .
Some other articles that may be helpful are:
Help for Children with Central Auditory Processing Disorders (This article includes symptoms, causes, and tips).
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