Individualised, award-winning programmes to help with Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing is basically the role the brain plays in the hearing process that ultimately enables us to develop learning skills. Essentially, it is our brain and not our ears that hear.

People with auditory processing difficulties struggle to understand instructions and sustain attention, particularly in the classroom environment where there is frequently competing background noise.

Despite the prevalence of APD, its symptoms are still frequently misinterpreted as signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a hearing deficit, general learning difficulties, or even depression.

Dr. Martha Burns on Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia

Activating children’s brains
“The study supported the idea that for some children, getting training on just simply processing rapid sounds is a route to becoming much more fluent and capable readers,”. In addition, activation of the children’s brains fundamentally changed, becoming much more like that of good readers.”

– John Gabrieli of Stanford University

The link to processing speed
“Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brain isn’t wired properly to process fast-changing sounds. Sound training via computer exercises literally can rewire the brain, correcting the sound processing problem and improving reading, a new study has found…” Read the full article>

– Article in Advance Magazine for Speech and Language Therapists and Audiologists published in 2007

Does your child have APD?

Parents may have tried various programmes and tutoring, with limited success and this may be because the intervention is not addressing the underlying processing deficit.

It is as though the builders are trying to stabilise the roof before the walls are completely built. It is essential to establish fundamental oral language skills before learning to read and write.

Interactive, Award-winning programmes

Our Fast ForWord® programs address auditory processing difficulties by slowing down speech sounds (phonemes) to allow one more time to listen and comprehend.

Click here to see how our Fast ForWord® programs have helped individuals with Auditory Processing Disorder:

Unique, Interactive, Neuroscience-based learning

“I really think this programme pays off and is very much worth while. It made him a better listener in class and like at-home conversations, to take part, too. His comprehension of discussions (say between his siblings) has changed. The link between listening, comprehension and being able to express himself (in connection with what he has heard/decided), has definitely changed.”

– Mia (17 year old son)

“Your programme made something “click” for my son and he has shown improvements in all areas of functioning. He is much more mature, is able to stay focussed and concentrate, showing pride in his school work. Even his stuttering has improved dramatically!”

– Nicola Brown, Bryanston (9 year old son)

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