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How To Help Your Child Improve Their Auditory Memory

Aug 17, 2007
Auditory Memory Problems (ADP) is a disorder that is currently being researched by professionals who are attempting to determine the best treatment for individual cases. There are treatments for the condition, but many of them are not available commercially.

There are some general tips we can offer to parents whose children suffer from ADP, but keep in mind that any method of treatment needs to be done under the supervision of a trained specialist or team of professionals. Many of these suggestions are techniques that specialists and professionals use in treating the disorder.

The first suggestion involves creating the proper environment for your child to maximize his or her focus and listening levels. Reduce background noise and other disturbances that affect concentration and focus. Next, sit the child in a place that has no visual distractions, like a doorway or window. For optimal results, make sure the child is facing you when you address them, and speak to them directly; not in second person format.

Once you have their attention, ensure that the child is listening to you. Make sure the child is sitting properly, with feet straight on the floor and back erect. When a child maintains proper posture, it is a good sign that he or she is prepared to listen to your instructions. Also, be sure to post simple ideas or instructions on a board or on the wall.

Thirdly, try to reduce the amount of frustration your child is feeling. Distractions are the most common things that cause ADP to get worse, so another excellent suggestion is that parents should make their children aware of how distractions affect them, and help them identify ways to avoid them. This will serve to reduce frustration for the child, and will educate them so that they feel involved and empowered. Developing special key words and phrases will also be beneficial.

Furthermore, it may take a much greater effort on the parents' part to help their child with this disorder. You may find that you need to lower the volume on the telephone ringer, keep the television and the radio off, and keep all windows and doors shut in order to gain their complete attention. Also, physical contact, a touch on the shoulder, etc. helps greatly towards getting a child's attention. Use soothing words, hand gestures and expressions to maintain their attention.

Another important thing for parents to do is break down their sentences and their instructions into smaller pieces, allowing for time in between them so the child has a chance to take the information and retain it.

Remember, a child with ADP is trying to process too many things all at the same time. Only patient parents who teach by example will be able to help a child with the ADP disorder to filter out what doesn't need processing, get on a consistent routine schedule, increase their self esteem, and help them lead a happier life.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Memory Improvement Supplements at http://www.improvedmemorysupplement.com
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