Deaf Member of Parliament speaks out on APD

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mojo Mathers, New Zealand’s first deaf MP, has told the Kāpiti Independent that some children with a hearing disability are being discriminated against by Government. Read More

Does Your Child Have Auditory Processing Disorder?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

If your child appears to have trouble learning and seems to be “away with the fairies” they could have a hearing problem. Read More

Bullies Target Hearing-Impaired

Monday, April 02, 2012

Reports to the NFD office from people with a Hearing Impairment or Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) who are being bullied are a matter of increasing concern.  Read More

Alexia Strides Ahead

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

As a pre-schooler Alexia Grace was quiet, withdrawn and not keen to join in. When she started school, she often missed what children were saying in the playground and forming friendships became difficult. She missed what the teacher was saying in the classroom and soon started to slip behind in her work. Alexia’s mother, Anne-Marie, said there were lots of tears and tantrums of frustration at home and that as a result of all the communication difficulties, at the age of seven, Alexia developed an anxiety disorder. Read More

Children, Are You Listening?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sometimes parents worry that their children aren’t coping at school, or their results just don’t seem to match their potential. For some kids, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) could be the problem, and the earlier you identify it, the better. Read More

Making Sense of Messages to the Brain

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thomas Crook's reading wasn't bad, but he wasn't as good as his twin brother Alex and he was "hopeless" at following instructions, especially ones that involved doing more than one thing.  Read More

In the News: APD, hearing but not understanding

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If you know a child who has difficulty understanding verbal instructions and who struggles with reading and spelling, they could have an auditory processing disorder. Read More