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Like Sound Through Water: A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2002

    A Rare Find

    This book is a rare find: a memoir that reads like a novel but offers so much more to the reader than a compelling story. It shows what can happen when a mother and father keep looking for the answer to the question, Why can't our son communicate with his world as other children can? Why can't he speak? Why can't he understand what is said to him? It provides one of the best examples I've ever read of how a mother's love and belief in her child can overcome the efforts of professionals and experts to label the child, even though the label clearly doesn't fit. When I finished the book, I was filled with hope and the belief that there's so much that can be done to help these children reach their potentials. Foli brings the reader into her home and family, unfolding the story of the journey she and her son, Ben, took to find a correct diagnosis and help. One of the things I love the most about this book is how Foli brings each event in this often difficult journey to life with sometimes painful details and often refreshingly honest humor. For example, there's a heartbreaking scene early in the book in which the child's grandfather realizes that his grandson simply doesn't understand when spoken to. But the book is more than a memoir that I couldn't put down. It's also a firsthand account--the first one available--of what a child and family experience when a child has auditory processing disorder. I was especially interested in this because a nephew of mine has had similar difficulties communicating: garbled speech, difficulty understanding words. I really appreciated the author's detailed description of the programs and strategies that helped her son: Fast ForWord, Step 4Word, Fokes Sentence Builder, and the Lindamood- Bell LiPS programs. Foli also provides a basic guide to auditory processing disorder in the final chapter, along with brief case studies of other children and their experiences overcoming APD. The additional resources ending the book offer a good starting place to find more information on the disorder. All in all, this book is a refreshingly honest, well- written, and informative memoir of a mother who never, ever gave up on her son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    How did Ms. Foli know?

    This book is simply a magnificent gift. What credentials does a mother have if she disagrees with a professional? Karen clearly outlines the meaning of specific tests my child also took and how her utter belief and unstinting support changed Ben's life. Follow your intuition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2002

    An Amazing Book

    Like Sound Through Water is one of the best books I have ever read on processing problems. Her journey is told in a novel like fashion so the information is easy to follow and even easier to understand. Karen Foli has taken a very challenging subject to understand added her heart and made it easily accessible. By sharing her personal expereinces Karen will inspire parents with the tools necessary to help their children to reach their highest potential. Her work has helped me both with the children I work with as an Occupational Therapist and also with my own child who has had processing challenges. What a blessing her work is.

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