Waiheke Marketplace : June 8th 2011
8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 8, 2011 NEWS Dr Bill Keith -- MNZAS Audiologist Delicia Coetzer -- Speech-Language Therapist Dr Anne Toth -- Audiologist Liz Powell -- Education Adviser Some children can hear, but have trouble understanding what they hear. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can adversely affect language development, reading, educational achievement and behaviour. www.soundskills.co.nz Is your child having problems understanding at school? This could be an Auditory Processing Disorder Come and learn more about APD SoundSkills specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of APD Seminars: 7.30pm -- 9.00pm Wed 15 June, Thurs 14 July, Tues 16 August Venue: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 524 7074 FREE SEMINAR hearing skills for sound learning 1 in 20 children may have an auditory processing disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a seriously under- recognised hearing problem that is an underlying cause of learning diffculties in thousands of New Zealand children. APD is not detected by standard hearing tests, but it can be diagnosed and it can be treated. A new specialist clinic for children with APD, SoundSkills, has been established in The Parenting Place in Greenlane. SoundSkills expert team of audiologists, speech- language therapist and education adviser provide specialised testing and treatment programmes. They also hold free seminars for parents to learn more about APD. Soundskills Audiologist Dr Bill Keith says APD affects an estimated 5% of children and most go undiagnosed. APD often shows up as a learning problem and causes under-achievement because these children are missing out on vital information. The problem lies in the hearing pathways and centres in the brain. Children may be unable to extract or retain the message that they need to from spoken information, especially if there is background noise. APD requires specialised testing and individualisedtreatment. But, says Dr Keith, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a number of treatments. For more information, an informative brochure, or to attend a free seminar please contact SoundSkills at email@example.com or (09) 524 7074 or visit www.soundskills.co.nz. Clinics: Greenlane and North Shore. hearing skills for sound learning Something every parent should know Advertisement Jungle story proving popular Hopping to attention: The jungle frogs listen to Mincaye, played by 11-year-old Jamie Schwartz. The baddies: Developer Mr De Groote, played by John Brown, and the vulture, played by Bruce Davis- Goff. Jungle fever: Tristan and Zahn Glendinning, and Kathy Ogletree join in the finale dance. Perfectly poised: Pink flamingos. By GEORGE GARDNER Residents are being urged to get tickets for the final performances of the smash hit show It's a Jungle Out there at Artworks Theatre. Sell-out shows of the Kaleido- scope Performing Arts' pro- duction thrilled audiences young and old at four performances over Queen's Birthday weekend. Around 20 adults were joined on stage by 60 children starring as flamingos, frogs, monkeys and other jungle animals in the high-energy dance show about a rainforest in the Amazon under threat by greedy developers. A star turn was provided by 11-year-old Jamie Schwartz as Mincaye, the daughter of a deceased missionary family adopted by the Waorani tribe and tribal father Pai, played with poise by Rahman Saleh. A cameo performance by Bruce Davis-Goff as the vulture proved hilarious. Director Kathy Ogletree says she was thrilled with the turn- out. I'm so proud of the kids and the calibre of the show.'' Co-production manager Wendy Kendall says the theatre company had to turn away people at all of the Queen's Birthday weekend shows. But there are five more shows this week so book now,'' she says. It's a Jungle Out There will play this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 7pm, with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and $10 for children from the i-site in Oneroa. Phone 372-1234 to book.
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