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Spring Edition 2019

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Bear Grylls, Ben Fogle, Louise Minchin & Cressida Cowell all contribute to this packed edition on the wonders of the great outdoors! Win a family holiday to Forte Village, Sardinia and join our Holland & Holland school clay tournament. It's our best issue yet!!

PROMOTION I can’t hear

PROMOTION I can’t hear myself think! Why does a child working hard at school struggle to achieve results? Sarah Warley of The Key Clinic explains how it could be down to hearing and offers a life changing solution Smart child, but underperforming? It may sound obvious, but have you ever thought it may have something to do with their hearing? Regular hearing tests only check for hearing loss, but many difficulties with auditory processing have nothing to do with this. ‘Hypersensitive hearing’ can make a child very distractible, as it is impossible for them to filter out background noises. ‘Distortions’ in hearing mean that a child cannot hear all parts of language at the same volume - a bit like trying to listen to the teacher on a mobile phone with poor reception. ‘Laterality problems’ mean switching focus from one ear to the other in order to tune into different parts of language. This has the effect of jumbling up the order in which phonemes are actually heard and processed. Imagine a combination of all three difficulties… no wonder it’s hard to pay attention and understand what a teacher is saying! Telltale signs of auditory difficulties are tiredness at the end of the school day, headaches, lack of focus, poor spelling/reading, speech/language difficulties, “My son is a completely different child having been through Auditory Therapy. It is a joy to see him thriving and full of confidence. We feel so lucky that The Key Clinic has crossed our path. Thank you so much.” West Berkshire Mother difficulties following instructions and underperformance. Children are unlikely to say they have a hearing problem, as they know no different, the only way to be sure is accurate testing. The good news is that it does not have to be a life sentence. You can train the ears to hear in a more normal way, through a 10 day Auditory programme, listening to specially modulated/filtered music twice a day for 30 minutes. This gives the muscles and reflexes in the ears a physical work out, helping them hear much more accurately. Also available to do in the comfort of your own home The Key Clinic 01635 761565 Monday - Friday from 9am - 5.30pm, email 16 ★ SPRI NG 19

PROFILE OCEANSTHREE Roz Savage MBE is the first woman to have rowed solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. She’s a passionate environmental advocate, writer, speaker, Guinness World Record holder and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Amanda Morison speaks to Roz about her adventures, environmental work and her network The Sisters You might expect someone who has rowed across three oceans to have been the kind of child who captained her school hockey team to endless glories, but Roz Savage admits, “I was not the one being picked for teams. And as an under-confident child if there’s one message I’d like to pass on it’s that you don’t need to be an adventurous child to be a confident and adventurous adult”. Roz, however, was ambitious and determined – “I was good at getting badges at Brownies” – and good at what she terms, “Forrest Gump sports”. She would run and run until told to stop, and perhaps this early determination helped Roz keep going until she bumped into a continent or island during her three ocean-going voyages. Roz’s studies got her into University College Oxford, where she read Law and earned two half-blues for – surprise, surprise – rowing! On graduation she worked as a management consultant for 11 years. Eventually she realised there was a mismatch between who she felt she was and who she was pretending to be. Inspired by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Roz wrote two versions of what might happen at her funeral: a version of what she wanted people to say and the second what they would say if life continued its present course. “Morbid maybe, but was anyone going to say, ‘She was an amazing management consultant!’ at my funeral?” Roz felt there was nothing satisfying in her career, and she wanted to live, “a courageous life, to hopefully leave the world a slightly better ›› SPRI NG 19 ★ 17