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

Auditory Processing Disorder: Hearing but not understanding

Friday, February 24, 2012

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

UC-Based Clinic Tackles Auditory Processing Difficulties in Children

Friday, February 24, 2012

There may be as many as one child per classroom in New Zealand struggling with auditory processing difficulties, and UC Communication Disorders staff are on a mission to raise awareness of the problem.   Read More

Some Children With Dyslexia Have Auditory Processing Disorder

Friday, February 24, 2012

Research in many countries, including NZ, Australia, the UK and the US, has shown that a significant proportion of children with reading disorder have an auditory processing disorder (APD). Read More

SOUNDSKILLS Launches New Website

Monday, November 14, 2011

SoundSkills is proud to launch its new website. Our brand new website was designed & developed by Internet Business & Marketing Strategists, Dijiguru MediaRead 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

In the News: Promising treatments for APD

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is the most neglected and under diagnosed area of hearing services in NZ according to Dr Bill Keith, audiologist of specialist APD clinic SoundSkills. Under diagnosis is compounded by false reassurance to conscientious parents who seek a hearing test for their child with hearing difficulties only to be told “her hearing is fine”. Read More