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Reading difficulties

Is Your Child Experiencing Any of the Following?

  • Difficulty reading, including reading aloud.

  • Slow and labor-intensive reading and writing.

  • Problems spelling.

  • Avoiding activities that involve reading.

  • Mispronouncing names or words, or problems retrieving words

  • Learning new words slowly

  • Problems forming words correctly, such as reversing sounds in words or confusing words that sound alike

  • Problems remembering or naming letters, numbers and colors

  • Difficulty learning nursery rhymes or playing rhyming games

  • Spending an unusually long time completing tasks that involve reading or writing

  • Difficulty summarizing a story

  • Trouble learning a foreign language

  • Difficulty memorizing

  • Difficulty doing math problems

If you or your child is struggling with any of the above, a label is not needed. Intead we offer strategies, interventions and therapy to support the fulfillment of your or their leanring potential.

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Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a hearing problem where the brain is unable to process sounds in the normal way.

It can affect people of all ages, but often starts in childhood.

Symptoms of auditory processing disorder

APD can affect people in many different ways. A child with APD may appear to have a hearing impairment, but this isn't usually the case and testing often shows their hearing is normal.

It can affect your ability to:

  • understand speech  – particularly if there's background noise, more than one person speaking, the person is speaking quickly, or the sound quality is poor

  • distinguish similar sounds from one another  – such as "shoulder versus soldier" or "cold versus called"

  • concentrate when there's background noise – this can lead to difficulty understanding and remembering instructions, as well as difficulty speaking clearly and problems with reading and spelling

  • enjoy music

Many people with APD find it becomes less of an issue over time as they develop the skills to deal with it.

Although children may need extra help and support at school, they can be as successful as their classmates.

Multi -sensory integration

Multisensory integration is the study of how information from the different sensory modalities, such as sight, sound, touch, smell, self-motion and taste, may be integrated by the nervous system. 

Mearles Irlen

Meares – Irlen Syndrome is a form of visual stress which leads to difficulties with fine vision tasks such as reading. This eye condition was identified in 1980 by an American psychologist and although the condition is not yet fully understood, it is known to affect reading ability.

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