Manukau Courier : March 1st 2011
12 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 1, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Do you want to play a part in your community? 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A teenager with diabetes has competed in a triathalon to help fund research for a condition that affects three members of her family. Seventeen-year-old Danielle van der Heijden from Mangere Bridge was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was two years old. Her dad Frans and brother Stephan also have the disease. Danielle has to inject herself with insulin three times a day and her condition requires con- stant monitoring. But nothing was going to stop her from competing in the Con- tact Tri Series at Takapuna Beach. People taking part in the 300-metre swim, 9km bike ride and 3km run-walk help raise funds for medical research for kids who live with life- threatening illnesses. For every kilometre com- pleted by each competitor, spon- sor Contact Energy donates $1 to Cure Kids. It s great that Contact Energy is giving me the oppor- tunity to help raise money for Cure Kids so Kiwi kids like me can live full lives, Danielle says. Cure Kids funds a fair amount of research into dia- betes and I m hoping one day this research will find a cure for it. It s the second time she s entered the event, which this year is expected to raise more than $11,000. More than 500 people took part.
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