Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us and them when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally.
Central Auditory Processing is a perceptual or cognitive inefficiency or delay in perceiving, processing, organizing or responding to what is heard. It refers to the speed and effectiveness with which a child can process the spoken word. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for difficulties with Central Auditory Processing and refer to links for other specific disabilities on the left sidebar.
National Coalition of Auditory Processing Disorders www.ncapd.org/What_is_APD_.html - offers information and resources.
University of Buffalo Program for Adults with Central Auditory Processing, Language, and/or Learning Difficulties cdswebserver.med.buffalo.edu/drupal/?q=node/81 - the clinic offers a therapy program which focuses on changing how the brain processes information, training in strategies to compensate for their difficulties, preparing individuals for greater success in their particular educational, vocational, and social setting, encouraging positive attitudes and realization of strengths, and teaching self-advocacy skills so each client can become their own best therapist.
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393.