see also Sensory Processing
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a condition wherein
the child (or person) can technically hear correctly but
cannot process or understand some sounds. This means that
they could hear all the individual notes on a musical scale
with equal clarity but may confuse words or sentence
structure as they process complex sound. This can become
more difficult for them if they are in an environment with
lots of background noise. Reports suggest this problem may
affect as many as 5% of school-aged children.
Examples given in the literature are that the request,
"Tell me how a chair and a couch are alike," may sound to a
child with APD like, "Tell me how a couch and a chair are
alike." Or it can even be understood by the child as, "Tell
me how a cow and a hair are alike."
Many children will “outgrow” this condition where others
continue with residual difficulties. Help and therapy
techniques are available.
[search helps: central
auditory processing disorder, CAPD, auditory perception
problem, auditory comprehension deficit, central auditory
dysfunction, central deafness, word deafness]
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Grounding BlendC, LemonC, Lime, VetiverC,
Essential oils based
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
To date we have limited experiences to report protocols on.
One success using diffusion of Wild Orange, Vetiver
or Lime in the classroom of a child with APD.
Experiences and protocols associated with
Sensory Processing Disorder may be
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Riki - Has anyone
already dealt with the issue of schools not allowing the
oils? It would be nice if you could share your experience
for some of us who are just beginning to get flack from the
schools. What steps did you take? Were you successful?
Thanks for any help.
Valerie - We live in Utah and we have an
IPC that has had good success w/putting a diffuser in an
elementary classroom. First of all, they had a teacher that
was in favor of helping the student in this way. Then the
pediatrician got on board because he could see the
difference it was making for the young girl at home and was
willing to write a letter so the diffuser would become part
of the IEP (Individual Education Plan). She and her sister
even have their own EO roller bottles that they bring to
school and I think they are allowed to keep w/them.
HA - Thanks Riki for speaking up.
It's not to be true here in Saratoga Springs by any means.
I am taking my kids elementary school complaint to the ACLU.
I believe I have a discrimination case on my hands and my
rights be questioned. I won't stand for it any longer.
I will fight for my children tooth and nail.
Especially when they are telling me nature's medicine is not
allowed in the school anymore. But it’s ok to have the
synthetic garbage that is toxic to the children's health.
Whatever! There I'm done ranting.
Laura - So far we have not run into any
problems. I have mixed a couple drops of eo in mango butter
and a little bit of solid coconut oil in tiny jars so my
girls can always have their own "health balm" to take with
them and I don't have to worry about them spilling them, or
getting too much or in their eyes as easily, etc. I have
made one for peppermint, lavender, and melaleuca (works
great on eczema flare ups!). I also send a tiny sample
bottle of the oil needed mixed with FCO if they need a
certain oil, and they keep it in their backpack or desk. If
the teacher asks they just tell them it is essential oils
and they have had no problems. Good luck. Keep speaking up
for your children. As long as they are not sharing the oils
with other kids I see no reason they cannot have them in
school as part of their health.
Oil Girl - What oils are you using in
Valerie - They've used wild orange a
lot. The report from Lillian,the family’s mom is
We diffuse Wild Orange with the Ace diffuser in
class, I have also recently given the teacher a Lime bottle
so she alternates the oils. We also have it in roller
bottles Vetiver and Wild Orange in case the teacher notices
she is hyper and Calming Blend in case she is anxious. Because
she is a 1st ...r and in the past other little kids have
taken her roller bottles or she has given them away because
the kids like the smell, I decided that the oils should be
kept by the teacher or the office. The oils were written
into her 504 Plan so we have had no problems in utilizing
them for medicinal purposes since our physician thought it
necessary for her care. My
daughter suffers from a Central Auditory Processing
Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, and Depression. All
which have been improved. In September she was bottom of the
class in her last round of school district tests she was
above reading level and above Math level.