Survive and Thrive with Auditory Learning Disabilities
Strategies for Teens,
Parents and Teachers
BY LORAINE ALDERMAN, PSY.D.
Living with any type of disability can feel like you are swimming against the tide. For the most part, physical disabilities can be seen; however, learning disabilities cannot. Because learning disabilities are not apparent to the naked eye, some people may question the existence of them. At times, the person with the learning disability can feel confused, frustrated, angry and discouraged. However, understanding the signs and symptoms of a learning disability allows for one to advocate for themselves or someone they care about, which opens the door to a whole world of new potentials. This book is not only for the teenagers and adults who
experience the struggles of having an Auditory Learning Disability daily, but also for parents, family members and teachers of someone who has an Auditory Learning Disability.
There is a very big difference between surviving and thriving. Surviving means continuing to get through each day because you continue to exist or live. Thriving means to grow move forward and be successful. The goal of this book is to help people not only exist and survive while living with
an Auditory Learning Disability, but to help them thrive.
Having a learning disability does not mean that life has to
be limited; it just means that you may not take the same path to reach your goal as someone who does not have a
learning disability. Rather than fear failure and view it as a
sign that something is wrong, see it as a steppingstone toward
success and thriving.