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
âThe 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,â. In addition, activation of the childrenâs brains fundamentally changed, becoming much more like that of good readers.”
â John Gabrieli ofÂ Stanford University
âSome children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brain isnât 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 foundâ¦â Read the full article>
â 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 ForWordÂ® programs address auditory processing difficulties by slowing down speech sounds (phonemes) to allow one more time to listen and comprehend.
Click hereÂ to see how our Fast ForWordÂ® programs have helped individuals with Auditory Processing Disorder:
Unique, Interactive, Neuroscience-based learning
â Mia (17 year old son)
â Nicola Brown, Bryanston (9Â year old son)
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