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10 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, June 24, 2013 www.times.co.nz Cnr Gossamer Dr & Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga. Ph 577 5151. MOLE MAP VOUCHER $15 0 INCL GST *Voucher to be mentioned at the time of booking and brought to appointment. Does not include any follow-up procedures. 122585 Dr Cathy Laing MBChB SAVE $45.00 Expires June 28, 2013 (Subject to availability) Some children can hear, but have trouble understanding what they hear. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can adversely affect learning, reading, social development and behaviour. www.soundskills.co.nz Is your child having problems understanding at school? This could be an Auditory Processing Disorder SoundSkills specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of APD Presentation: 7.30pm -- 9.00pm Wed 10 July, Thurs 15 Aug, Wed 11 Sept, Thurs 10 Oct, Wed 13 Nov. Venue: The Pa renting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 524 7074 Come and learn more about APD FREE PRESENTAT IONS Advertisement Mark, loving school again Tw elve year old Mark passed ordinary hearing tests but he struggled at school and his mother was convinced he wasn’t hearing properly. An assessment at SoundSkills found that Mark had amblyaudia, a condition in which the two ears don’t work properly together to hear in diffcult situations. Fortunately amblyaudia can be corrected by training to strengthen the weak ear. After four weeks of therapy Mark’s mother reported that Mark was loving school, putting his hand up and participating in class. His reading and maths were already improving, he had stopped saying “What?” all the time, and was no longer exhausted at the end of the school day. “Mark is shining” she said. 1 in 20 children may have an Auditory Processing Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is an under-recognised hearing problem that underlies learning diffculties in thousands of New Zealand children. APD is not detected by standard hearing tests, but it can be diagnosed by audiologists using special tests, and it can be treated. A clinic for children with APD, SoundSkills, has been established at The Parenting Place. SoundSkills’ expert team of audiologists, speech-language therapist and education adviser specialise in diagnosing and treating APD. APD often shows up as a learning problem because children with APD miss hearing vital information. The problem lies in the hearing pathways and centres in the brain. Children with APD can have diffculty understanding spoken information unless it is brief and simple, or have diffculty hearing if there is other background sound. APD can affect spelling, reading, learning, language, social development and behaviour. Fortunately APD can be effectively treated. Greg, much better in class now Greg used to lack confdence, fnd school work challenging and spend most of his time in a dream world. To day, Greg is a bright and chatty youngster who’s brimming with confdence and fnding it much easier to pay attention. Since being diagnosed with APD and using a special listening device, he’s made huge improvements and is doing much better in class. “It was good to know what was wrong and that something could be done about it,” says Greg’s mum. “It’s like a door has been opened to a whole new world for him.” Please note: Children’s names and details have been changed for privacy. Dr Anne Toth -- Audiologist | Emma Russell -- Audiologist | Chloe Cheung -- Speech-Language Therapist Jenny Coutts -- Education Adviser | Dr Bill Keith -- Director For more information, a brochure, or to attend a free presentation please contact SoundSkills at email@example.com or (09) 524 7074 or visit www.soundskills.co.nz. Soundskills Clinic: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane. Important information for all parents 121035 VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Rock n' roll dance THE City of Sails Rock n’ Roll Club has dance lessons for beginners commencing on June 30 at Buck- lands Beach Intermediate School hall starting at 7pm. All welcome. For more details, phone Annette on 0274-955-607, or refer online at www.cityofsails.org.nz. Grey Power THE Grey Power Howick/Pa- kuranga Association meeting is on June 28 at Pakuranga Bowling Club, Lloyd Elsmore Park. The an- nual general meeting is at 10am, followed at 10.30am by speaker Francesca Holloway, northern region manager of Arthritis NZ. At 11.15am, Kiwi Bank managers Brendon Searle and Vicki Gordon will speak. Refreshments are avail- able from 9.30am. Members and non-members are welcome. Phone Sandy on 534-9409. Songs for You THE next concert is at Harlequin Theatre behind Howick Communi- ty Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, on June 27 at 1.30pm. Admission $5, includes cuppa and biscuits. Door sales, or for reservations, phone Dayle on 576-7311. Death's door SPONSORED by End of Life Choice (Voluntary Euthanasia Society), Dr Libby Smales presents a talk “Death is not the worst thing” on June 28 at 2pm in the Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre. For enquiries, phone 630-7035. Ladies Probus PAKURANGA Ladies Probus Club meets on June 28, 10am at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road. The guest speaker is Bron- wyn Yelverton talking about “look- ing great”. Visitors are welcome to come along and meet our sociable group of women. For more infor- mation, phone Pip on 576-8932. Country and Western EASTERN Districts Country Mu- sic Club meets on June 26 at Buck- lands Beach Hall, Wharf Road, from 7.30-10pm. Come along and listen to our singers or have a go yourself, $4 door charge for non-members. Phone Kevin on 534-5509. Cluster meeting A MECOSS cluster family and youth meeting is on June 26 at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, Howick, from 12.30- 2.30pm. The topic of crisis and trauma is covered by Melissa Mar- tin and Jacqui Briggs of Victim Support. Free entry for members, $5 for non-members. To register, phone Angeline on 533-3685, or email email@example.com. Garage sale ANCHORAGE Park Kindergar- ten’s garage sale is on June 29, 6.30-10.30am at 9 Tiaka Place, Pa- kuranga. Available are household items, books, toys, games, clothing, bric-a-brac, something for every- one. It’s a fundraising event for re- sources for the children. Stage production HOWICK College presents The Diary of Anne Frank in the school theatre on July 3-6 at 7pm, with a dinner and show option available on July 3-4. It’s an opportunity to make a night of it and sample war- time fare. Bookings are essential. Tickets $10 adults, $7 students, seniors and children $5, with under fves free. Dinner and show $40. For bookings or enquiries, phone Jillian on 534-4492 ext 774. Confident talk SPEAK confdently, no matter what the occasion. Howick Pow- ertalk will train you to speak with confdence in both your personal and professional lives in a sup- portive environment. For more de- tails, phone Pat on 533-9454, or see www.powertalkhowick.com. Glass fusing JOIN this Sunday workshop with Neil Craik at Uxbridge, Howick’s creative centre, and gain an intro- duction to the fascinating art of glass fusing. Make beautiful jewel- lery of your own design using hot and dichroic glass. It’s on June 30, 10am to 2pm. All materials and tools provided. Phone 535-6467 to book your place. Netball reunion OWAIROA Netball Club’s 50th jubilee reunion is on July 27. All present and past members are wel- come to register for this event. For information, phone 277-8952, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SHAKING TAIL FEATHERS: The City of Sails Rock n' Roll Club has dance lessons for beginners starting this Sunday at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School hall from 7pm. Times photo Wayne Martin While every e ort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events will not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classi ed advertisement to ensure placement.
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