“Ben, put on your shoes and socks, get your bag from your room and meet me at the car.” Predictably, Ben forgets at least one of these instructions, causing him and his mother to run late. Why does a seemingly bright kid like Ben forget simple instructions? It could be Auditory Processing Disorder.
You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition spring from. This “pop-psychology” view of the right and left hemispheres has made quite an impact on popular culture – there were books written instructing individuals on how to “draw with the […]
Welcome to a new feature on our blog – Sonic Learning’s monthly roundup of neuroscience and learning news on the Web.
A new school year can be a very intimidating experience for children and parents – a long shopping list of items to purchase, readjusting to school routine, and perhaps a completely new school.
Without a doubt, talking to your child is essential for building their language skills. The more they hear and use words in conversation, the more practice they get at phonemic awareness, auditory processing and sentence structure. Parents should talk to their children often and about a variety of topics. But is just talking enough to build […]
The summer holidays offer a well-deserved break after a long, hard academic year. It’s a time to relax and enjoy family life.
What is Reading Assistant? How is the Reading Assistant program graded? How do I know Reading Assistant will work for my child? Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, answers these questions.
It’s not exactly news that there’s a relationship between auditory processing skills and reading disorders in children. But with research by scientists such as Elise Temple and Nadine Gaab helping to establish and confirm the connection, there is now mounting evidence to support a strong correlation – especially for children with Dyslexia.
Without strong language skills, children will struggle in school and in life. Literacy (reading, writing and spelling) is the foundation for learning – and the path to success – for students.