Nor West News : November 18th 2010
22 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 Education& trainingAdvertising Feature Opening party Wed 24 November 2010 from 5.30pm Exhibition continues Thur 25 Sat 27 November 10am 4pm Located at Building 1, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert www.gradshow.unitec.ac.nz Teneasing our 2010 graduates ̋Hacunty of Ereative Kndustries and Dusiness An inspired mix of exhibitions, industry events and guest speakers. Gradshow4 3134591AA LIMITED ENTRY ENROL NOW FOR 2011 Bachelor of Natural Medicine Diploma in Traditional Pasefika Healing 1st & 2nd year courses available by distance Visit our web site www.spcnt.ac.nz or phone 09 579 4997 8 Arthur St, Ellerslie 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 Seminar: 7.30pm -- 9.00pm Tues 23 November. 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 Learn the natural way Tranquil setting: An outdoor area at SPCNT's Ellerslie campus. South Pacific College of Natural Therapies teaches natural medicine to students passionate about the importance of health and wellbeing. The College is New Zealand's first and fore- most provider of natural medicine. Since the first members met in 1940, SPCNT has evolved, grown and pushed learn- ing boundaries, moving in to its own purpose built premises in 2007. In 2009 it purchased the Auckland College of Classical Homeopathy, whose courses have been integrated into their new degree course, Bachelor of Natural Medicine. Recently the college purchased the Waikato Centre for Herbal Medi- cine. SPCNT caters for the many and varied needs of students committed to learning about this fasci- nating field of medicine. In the degree progr- amme wisdom traditions are integrated with scientific knowledge. Time is spent studying the marketing, commer- cial and practical aspects of setting up a practice or business in the natural health field. The first two years of study can be undertaken by distance education. In 2011 the college will also offer a world-first qualification, the Dip- loma in Traditional Pasefika Healing. Graduates of SPCNT are testament to the fine job this college does. Try googling Lani Lopez for instance, and many of her achievements will be listed, including health column writer, radio host, book author and mentor. Lani graduated from SPCNT in 1997 and is a shining example of how far one can take a career in natural medicine. These days SPCNT is entrenched in the Ellers- lie Community, offering locals the benefits of access to the onsite and hugely popular natural medicine student clinic, assisting clients to reach optimum health and wellbeing, for a very reasonable rate.
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