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"I Get It!, I Get It! How John Figures It Out", is about one boy’s triumph over Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). A child with APD often feel alone and misunderstood. If they do not understand what APD is, they become angry and confused with how it affects their daily life. This contributes to feelings of low self-esteem, sadness and confusion. I Get It!, I Get It!, with it’s colorful illustrations, brings to life John’s journey from confusion to understanding, good self-esteem and figuring it out from a
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child’s point of view.
This book will:
*Explain APD to children.
*Raise a child’s self-esteem.
*Increase a parents understanding of APD.
*Help parents and teachers to work more effectively with the child who has APD.
The Glossary of Terms, Ways You Can Help Your Child at Home and at School and list of Resources in the back of the book provide valuable information for anyone who has APD. This is an excellent book for audiologists, speech therapists and special education teachers to use in their practice as well as to recommend to families affected with APD.
" Children with Auditory Processing Deficits find the world a confusing, challenging place. Although they do not have a 'hearing loss', they often 'mis-hear' and may misinterpret instruction, directions and discussions that they receive auditorily. As a result, this pervasive disorder causes great difficulty for the child in the classroom, the home and in the community.
In I GET IT !! I GET IT !!, Yvonne Capitelli and Loraine Alderman put a human face on this puzzling disorder by viewing it through the eyes of John, a grade school boy who struggles with Auditory Processing every day. With the support of his family and his teacher, John learns how to deal with his disorder. The story enables the reader to better understand the disorder....and offers concrete strategies for the adults in the child's life.
Beyond the John narrative, the book also includes a detailed glossary of related terms and a list of practical modifications and adjustments that parents can make at home to assist the child. This book could be helpful in assisting kids...and parents....to deal more effectively with Auditory Processing Difficulties."
Richard D. Lavoie
Author, IT'S SO MUCH WORK TO BE YOUR FRIEND and THE MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH
Producer, THE F.A.T. City Workshop
Endorcement by Kathy Garver
Although best remembered for her co-starring role as "Cissy" in the
C.B.S. primetime television hit, "Family Affair", Kathy Garver has also garnered critical acclaim in movies, stage and voice-over animation. Kathy had the following to say about my book……..
Simple to understand, yet not simple minded, I Get It is a bountiful book which explains in clear language and beautiful illustrations what ADP is. Sharing the joy when the the character, John, finally Gets it, is heart warming and reachable for those who live with ADP, which is indeed a family affair. Anecdotes, practical steps and resources combine to create a book the entire family can share and learn by. I heartily recommend this book which will result in all of us listening and hearing more clearly.
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L.I. authors collaborate on children's book
Story highlights auditory processing disorder
Meadow resident Loraine Alderman was advocating for her son Andrew Alderman, now 22, when she noticed he was exhibiting learning disability
symptoms at a young age. He was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder by 6 years old and received classroom and testing accommodations
from third-grade on.
“I had to advocate for him in the school system and the only way to advocate is to become knowledgeable about
something,” said Loraine. It was through research and a trip to Andrew’s speech therapist that she realized he was not alone. Loraine
was diagnosed with APD in her 40s.
Loraine wanted to share her acquired knowledge on APD with others and co-wrote “Don’t You Get It?
Living with Auditory Learning Disabilities.” She also became a member of the Long Island Authors Group where she was introduced to
award-winning author Yvonne Capitelli, of Rockville Centre, who was presenting one evening. The two decided to meet at a diner to
chat and an idea for a new book sprung to life. After working with an illustrator and publisher for nearly two years, “I Get It! I
Get It! How John Figures It Out,” went to press in January. The twosome became proud authors of the first book on APD that is written
for children from a child’s perspective.
Based on Andrew’s first-hand experiences, the book follows one week in the life of John who
encounters difficult situations at home and in school. He is frustrated and just doesn’t get ‘it’ until a teacher suggests his parents
have John tested for APD. With a diagnosis, John receives the testing and in-class accommodations he needs to succeed in an academic
APD, which appears about 5 percent of people, effects the way the brain recognizes and interprets sounds, particularly
speech. According to KidsHealth, “Kids with APD often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even when the sounds
are loud and clear enough to be heard.” One example, said Loraine, is when Andrew heard a teacher say “youth in Asia” rather than
“euthanasia”. This situation caused students to laugh, an embarrassing situation familiar to many students with APD, said Loraine.
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I Get It! Wins another award!
Classics is pleased to announce that the children's picture book, I Get It!, I Get It!, How John Figures It Out, written by Loraine
Alderman, Psy.D. and Yvonne Capitelli and illustrated byJulia Klimas has been selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics
Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth
by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing,
illustration and graphic design.
After many frustrating experiences at home and at school, John is at his wit's end. He feels as though
he understands what is being asked of him, and yet he always seems to get things mixed up. On a day that all the kids in school laugh
at him because of his inability to understand what is being asked by the teacher, he finally decides to talk to his parents about
what's been going on.
After John's parents discuss the situation with his teacher, John is tested and it is discovered that he has
ADP (Auditory Processing Disorder). Within a fairly short time, John, his parents, and his teacher come up with solutions to help
him work effectively in ways that will help him overcome his disorder. Soon John becomes happier, more confident, and his grades improve.
Get It!, I Get It!, How John Figures It Out is a book of empowerment and one that can offer hope and encouragement to kids struggling
with learning disorders. This book is a must read for kids with APD and earns our Seal of Approval.
Children’s Literary Classics, an
organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's
literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations.
To learn more about Children's Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com
Dear Loraine, It’s been a while, When we received the book I read it to both my granddaughters. They both listened intently. Both
felt a lot more understood!! Ebony would like to write a few words to you.
Thank you so much for the book it
is helping me a lot and thank you for making the book for the kids. I think every kid should read your book.. I bet I will have a
Here are recently received reviews about this book:
Winner of Three awards
Dear Dr. Alderman,
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist on Staten Island. Last year I saw a review of your book, I GET IT, I GET IT in the AFT newspaper. I saved the article to show my school librarian, J.O. She took it upon herself to order the book. WOW! What an amazing book! Thank you for personally signing the book! I read the book with my students who have experienced similar situations as "John". I have shared the book with other therapists as well as parents. No surprise they LOVE it too! This week, I am presenting to a group of Speech Pathologists on Staten Island, and I will be talking/raving about your book. I am planning on having my students write letters to you!
I Get It, I Get It!