Same Journey, Different Paths is a wonderfully comprehensive book written by parents and individuals with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). By sharing their stories and experiences, other parents and individuals with APD understand they are not alone. The authors of the book live all over the world, and found each other on social media sites, while looking for answers during their times of struggle. Through this connection, they started talking to one another, sharing advice, telling their stories, and ...
Same Journey, Different Paths is a wonderfully comprehensive book written by parents and individuals with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). By sharing their stories and experiences, other parents and individuals with APD understand they are not alone. The authors of the book live all over the world, and found each other on social media sites, while looking for answers during their times of struggle. Through this connection, they started talking to one another, sharing advice, telling their stories, and developed relationships with one another. They now have a group of supportive people who can share in their unique experiences, help guide them through the process of getting help, and provide emotional support during those very difficult moments. Same Journey, Different Paths takes you into the life of each of these individuals, and helps you to understand the struggles encountered when trying to discover and cope with APD.
The book also provides an in depth look into what Auditory Processing disorder is, including symptoms, causes, effects, getting a diagnosis, and treatments. It includes resources for obtaining more information, and a glossary of terms.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is considered a "hidden" disorder, which is difficult to diagnose, and is often mistaken for something else. The literature and resources for someone with APD are minimal, which contributes to one feeling alone on their journey through discovery and treatment. The authors of Same Journey, Different Paths have combined their stories in this book so that others can learn through their experiences, and get the help they need to be successful in school and in life. Join these remarkable people on their journeys of living with Auditory Processing Disorder.
Nancy Pittman Outten is a mother of three in Queensland, Australia. She works in the child care industry and holds a Diploma in children's services. She has had to advocate for her daughter Holly in the public education system who was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder in 2011. Nancy now administrates a support group for parents and people who have this disorder offering an understanding that is often lacking in the community. Nancy also writes a blog about her and Holly's experiences with APD.
Beverly Prince-Sayward is a homeschooling mother of three in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. She is a freelance writer and editor with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from The University of Michigan. Having previously been a first grade teacher, Beverly advocates for all children with learning disabilities and uses her experiences helping her own daughter Hailey to reach out to others in her blog Raising a Child with Auditory Processing Disorder. (http://apdhailey.blogspot.com)
Trish Ulibarri is the mother of two who recently relocated from Colorado to Virginia, USA. She has a degree in Sign Language Studies and works with children. Her daughter was diagnosed with APD in 2005. She has worked tirelessly to learn the IEP process to get her daughter the help she needs. After realizing the lack of understanding about APD among teachers and administrators, she became active in bringing awareness to her school district.
Bonnie Landau Weed is a mother of two twice exceptional boys in California, USA. She works as a reading solutions specialist at Morgan Learning Solutions, with a focus on helping parents discover and fix the obstacles to their child's reading success. Bonnie has a degree in architecture and a masters in spiritual psychology. Bonnie is the creator of the CAPDsupport.org website as well as administrator of two APD groups on Facebook. Bonnie can be contacted at
Lizette and Alan Biel are the parents of a beautiful free spirited daughter born "across the ocean" who adopted them as parents while still a toddler. Lizette has a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Alan has a PhD in Molecular Biology. After many unsuccessful attempts to bring APD awareness to the local school system, as well as enduring a stunning example of the lack of adherence to the school's anti-bullying policies, they have recently embarked on the adventure o