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Follow the story of seven year old Poi, whose learning difficulties were attributed by her school to her being bilingual in Te Reo and English, before she was found to have auditory processing disorder (APD). The news item discusses the prevalence of APD in Māori and Pasifika children and the lack of financial support for most children with APD. Following diagnosis, auditory and phonics training has resulted in a dramatic jump in Poi’s reading skills.

The news item can be viewed on Māori Television On Demand at the link below. It is the first item in the programme – Te Ao with Moana, Series 3, Episode 19.

https://www.maoritelevision.com/shows/te-ao-moana/S03E019/te-ao-moana-series-3-episode-19

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