Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist Dr Martha Burns answers the question “is auditory processing disorder genetic?” in this video interview. The answer is: possibly, but we’re not sure because we don’t have enough research yet. “There are probably kinds of auditory processing problems that are inherited”, Dr Burns says. She adds: “I don’t think the genes […]
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD, also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder or CAPD) is often hard to spot because the symptoms may be similar to other learning difficulties. So how can you tell if your child has this very common learning difficulty?
“We’re thrilled with Sophia’s progress! After only 3 months of Fast ForWord training, she has made huge improvements in her learning, memory, concentration and behaviour. She is a lot more confident now and is showing much greater willingness to try at school and not give up.”
Gabriel, Ethan’s dad, recently submitted a Fast ForWord program review. He says, “We are really pleased with his progress through Fast ForWord and in fact, we’ve noted some improvement that we’ll like to share with you.”
Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, parent-teacher meetings early in the year give you a great opportunity to get to know your child’s teachers, help them understand more about your child and discuss how you can both support your child.
During the winter months, it’s common for children to pick up common colds and complain of ear aches. What many people don’t realise is that these colds and ear aches can interfere with our children’s language and speech development, cause behavioural problems, and create learning difficulties at school.
Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each new sentence. Attention – attention must be given both to writing and also thinking what to write next. Processing speed & sequencing – it takes a lot of brain power to […]
“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations for their year level in reading, or even below the national minimum standard, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve. We answer some frequently asked questions about […]
Many children with processing difficulties, in particular Auditory Processing Disorder, become introverted or quiet in the classroom or workplace because of the at times overwhelming amount of noise or activity. In her recent TED talk and subsequent interview with Kate Torgovnick May, Susan Cain provides some excellent advice on how to deal with and teach […]
It’s the May edition of Sonic Learning’s neuroscience and learning news. It’s a great way to learn a lot in a short time. Enjoy!