Sally Wilcox noticed that her son Mac was becoming increasingly frustrated with writing and spelling when he was in grade 5.
In Mac’s words, it was very simple - he hated writing.
Thinking back, Sally recalled that the early markers were already appearing in grade 1 when Mac had difficulty following instructions.
On deeper investigation, Mac was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. At first Sally was told that this was developmental and that Mac would grow out of it, and to some extent this was true. Yet the problems persisted and Sally knew that something else needed to happen.
Eventually she found the Fast ForWord programs, and that’s when things started to change for the better. Fortunately Mac was very receptive to resolving his issue, and his teacher was also familiar with auditory processing disorder.
This combination helped Mac make significant gains at school with his academic results. He also increased his self confidence and became more willing to try.
In this episode of Learning Capacity Podcast Sally shares Mac’s story.