Archive for April, 2008
I thought I’d share a good resource for you and your child. As you know, we talk about auditory processing a great deal, because it is such a key to learning. If your auditory processing is low (which is more the case than not these days) you are affected globally – areas of reading, writing, comprehending, and motor skills. To increase auditory processing abilities, the activity must be “listening.” Here’s a great publication and CD for those important “listening” times. Remember, you or your child can listen while in the car, while playing on the floor – building castles or dressing up the dolls! Meet Axel. from our website:
1. Axel Galench Series – These wonderful CDs and books are written by Rooster Morris. Here’s what Jan Bedell has to offer on the subject: “Not since my 3rd grade teacher read us The Adventures of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (dates me I know) have I been so entertained. Rooster Morris has hit a great balance between appeal to young children and subtle humor that keeps teens on their toes to catch it all. The main character Axle, inspires integrity, honesty and fundamental truths of good triumphing over evil. Rooster’s recordings are amazing as he depicts each cleverly named character with different voices. From my professional stand point, the recordings will accelerate reading abilities as children follow along in the book while Rooster skillfully dramatizes the written word.” Jan Bedell, Certified Neurodevelopmentalist. Jan suggests the following way to use these books and CD recordings to advance reading ability:
a. Have the child listen to the whole book on CD through twice.
b. On the third time through the child follows along in the book as the words are read on the CD.
2. Other books available with wonderful interactive computer games to help in the same manner are:
b. The Pathway Readers – First Step, Day Go By, More Days Go By
c. Info To Know – excellent listening to increase knowledge of the world around them (plus raise their auditory processing abilities!)
d. Be Positive – I must share what this parent said after her son began listening to this CD: “My son LIKES the Be Positive CD; as a matter of fact, he now seems to readily apologize for mistakes/misconduct–something he has NEVER been known to do. While we were talking a couple of weeks ago, he told me that something was “delightful”!!! That sure brightened my day! (Need I point out that he never, ever has been known to say positive things–much less pleasant?!) I have also noted an improvement with willingness to cooperate and in a general sense, there is a slightly noticeable improvement in relationships with people… (Not constant, and not huge–but YAHOO!!) I hesitated to buy this CD because I didn’t want to waste my money, knowing how much my very-negative child would hate listening to it. I’m so glad I was wrong about this one!!!
E. W., Kerrville, TX 12/07