Rodney Times : November 9th 2010
25 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 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 Thurs 4 November & Tues 23 November. 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. 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Crossing the bar is tricky A Kaipara Bar Day on November 14 is not what you might think. This is no invitation to a pub crawl but rather an event to prepare boaties for safe crossings of the notorious Kaipara Harbour bar. The Coastguard- organised awareness day starts at Shelly Beach wharf at 9.30am with a briefing. It will help boaties bet- ter understand how dangerous the harbour entrance can be and how important it is that they prepare when planning to go out. The harbour bar can be particularly danger- ous to cross because of the unusually steep seas that form, which can eas- ily capsize boats, Kaipara Coastguard president Iain Gulliford says. Even very experi- enced boaties have got into trouble while cross- ing the bar, he says. A key is getting good information about when and how to cross. Tides and storm seas can dra- matically change and shift bars overnight. Boaties are encour- aged to contact the Coastguard on marine VHF channels before they cross the bar. Those wanting to attend are asked to pre- register and bring their boats to the Shelly Beach wharf. The Winstone Rescue vessel will accompany boats across the Kaipara bar, weather permitting. No charge applies but a donation to Coastguard is appreciated. Visit coastguard.org. nz or phone 0508 RESCUE to register.
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