Central Leader : March 2nd 2011
21 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS Dr Bill Keith -- MNZAS Audiologist Delicia Coetzer -- Speech-Language Therapist Dr Anne Toth -- Audiologist Liz Powell -- Education Adviser Some children can hear, but have trouble understanding what they hear. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can adversely affect language development, reading, educational achievement and behaviour. www.soundskills.co.nz Is your child having problems understanding at school? This could be an Auditory Processing Disorder Come and learn more about APD SoundSkills specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of APD Seminars: 7.30pm -- 9.00pm Wed 16 March, Thurs 14 April, Tues 10 May. Venue: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 524 7074 FREE SEMINAR hearing skills for sound learning 1 in 20 children may have an auditory processing disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a seriously under- recognised hearing problem that is an underlying cause of learning diffculties in thousands of New Zealand children. APD is not detected by standard hearing tests, but it can be diagnosed and it can be treated. A new specialist clinic for children with APD, SoundSkills, has been established in The Parenting Place in Greenlane. SoundSkills expert team of audiologists, speech- language therapist and education adviser provide specialised testing and treatment programmes. They also hold free seminars for parents to learn more about APD. Soundskills Audiologist Dr Bill Keith says APD affects an estimated 5% of children and most go undiagnosed. APD often shows up as a learning problem and causes under-achievement because these children are missing out on vital information. The problem lies in the hearing pathways and centres in the brain. Children may be unable to extract or retain the message that they need to from spoken information, especially if there is background noise. APD requires specialised testing and individualisedtreatment. But, says Dr Keith, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a number of treatments. For more information, an informative brochure, or to attend a free seminar please contact SoundSkills at email@example.com or (09) 524 7074 or visit www.soundskills.co.nz. Clinics: Greenlane and North Shore. hearing skills for sound learning Something every parent should know Advertisement M s b u us u b s . s , s - -us s u s b u s u . u ks, s ks. H n n ne kn m e in l ss 's s s k s ? H R SSO O ( K D) A n n n n 8 St Vincents e, Re e . P 09 524 9847 Registe e c ity since 1932 cc 29448 Call Hearing Association (Auckland) NOW to arrange a free hearing check and free demonstration FREE e in e k nd FREE dem ns i n f O i n e in devi es M nd 7 & T esd 8 M Don t miss out, call us now to arrange your appointment He in Ass i i n (A kl nd) In 09-524-9847 Clinic at 8 St Vincents Ave, Remuera Our hearing care experts are here to help! Baldwin Ave gets on track The new and improved train station at Baldwin Ave in Mt Albert is proving popular. The station, which features longer plat- forms and improved lighting, was officially opened last month. The $2.5 million up- grade also includes new shelters, signs and CCTV and the platforms can accommodate six-car trains instead of four. Auckland Transport chairman Mark Ford says the station provides better security and the upgrades bring it in line with most other stations on the western line. There have been sig- nificant improvements to stations on the rail net- work in recent years. The next station priorit- ised for upgrade is the Mt Albert station, where progress will be made this year. Mt Albert upgrades should be done by mid- 2012 and Mt Eden sta- tion upgrades should be complete later this year. Montessori grants Low income families who want to get a Montessori education for their child now have the chance. Otahuhu-based pre- school Wee Wisdom Montessori Tuakana Teina has eight scholar- ships worth $5500 a year to award. Wee Wisdom principal Claire Nesdale says they want to ensure a Montes- sori education is access- ible to families passion- ate about early childhood learning. As far as we know, we are the first Montessori preschool in the country to offer a scholarship programme and are proud to be able to sup- port local families in this way, Claire says. Applicants must be between two and three years old, be willing to attend five days a week and fit income criteria. Phone 276-1679 or go to http://tuakana.wee wisdommontessori.co.nz/ scholarships.html.
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