National Foundation for the Deaf Slams Minister of Education’s Statement on APD

Most educators believe that literacy is affected by not hearing properly. An abundance of literature and experience confirms that children who can’t hear properly need special help with language and reading, but Minister Tolley denies a causal link if the hearing impairment is due to auditory processing disorder (APD), saying such a relationship has not been demonstrated.

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Deaf foundation speaks out loudly
The Education Weekly  Aug 2011