I was at my wit’s end when I met Cheri Moore. My oldest granddaughter, whom I had guardianship, had been tested for every possible psychological learning disability, including autism. She was prescribed medication, which did not seem to help. Still, no diagnosis. I had no answers until Cheri Moore started to help me and recommended Central Auditory Processing (CAPD) testing. Finally, answers! She was diagnosed with severe CAPD; it explained her behaviors and academic difficulties to a “T”. There was still a lot of adjusting for schooling and life, but I finally knew how to help her. Cheri Moore provided invaluable help during this time. It was clear to me how to handle this disability now that she had the right diagnosis.
Cheri Moore shared that CAPD is inherited and recommended testing for both of my grandchildren at the same time. My youngest granddaughter was also diagnosed with CAPD. We knew she had a mild hearing loss in the cochlea, but doctors kept saying it was not severe enough for a hearing aid despite so many issues at home and academically. Cheri had already identified eye tracking issues and helped her get vision therapy to strengthen her ability to track a print, an object, and use both eyes together. They were going to release her, as she had hit a dead end and could not further herself with the process. But when she received her hearing aids to help with her cognitive ability by strengthening the connection between the ear and the brain, she flew past the hurdle and was able to finish the course. When the hearing aids strengthen the connection to her brain, she was able to focus more and achieve better quality in her schooling. She started riding her bike for the first time, talked clearer, and quit misunderstanding so much. Best of all, she became less anxious, much happier.
A Relieved Grandmother, Chesapeake, Va. 2014