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East Meadow Author Receives Literary Award

Loraine Alderman's book, "I Get It!, I Get It!, How John Figures It Out," was recently awarded the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Loraine Alderman, an East Meadow resident and author, was recently awarded the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval for her book, "I Get It!, I Get It!, How John Figures It Out."

The picture book, which was co-authored by Rockville Centre resident, Yvonne Capitelli, is about a boy, John, who has Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), a neurological defect that affects how the brain processes spoken language.

Through it's vivid and colorful illustrations, the book chronicles John's journey from confusion to understanding and highlights the elevation of his self-esteem.

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Alderman is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist who works with school children in New York City having auditory based learning problems, learning disabilities and emotional disturbances. She is also the mother of a college student with an APD.

Children’s Literary Classics is an organization that is dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature. The organization's  Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for books which uphold the  criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.


Michael Ganci contributed to this report.

kristin pappas January 03, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Congratulations to Loraine Alderman on receiving Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval. When we write of things we know and have experienced, the reader has no trouble understanding the message! Kudos to you! Sending you my love...


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