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We are the learning and behavioural difficulty experts.

Our purpose is to set children free from difficulties such as ADHD/ADD, Aspergers Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorders. We use Auditory Retraining Therapy and Developmental Movement Therapy to treat children - 100% natural and holistic approaches.

Spot the signs of learning difficulties

"How do I know if my child is suffering from a learning difficulty?" Our FREE online symptoms test helps you spot the signs associated with a learning or behavioural difficulty. It's free and only takes a few minutes.

FROM ADHD TO AOK

"After just two months of therapy, she went up two grades and hit national standard in reading and writing. She is much more confident in herself because she is actually achieving things."

Marieke Waghorn, Parent, Katikati

WE ARE THE EXPERTS

Rosemary Murphy, Founder and Learning & Behavioural Difficulties Expert, B.Ed., Dip. Tchg., Grad. Dip. L.D.

The Developmental Learning Centres is located in Greerton, Tauranga, led by Rosemary Murphy, a learning difficulties expert and pioneer of 100% natural therapies. Rosemary and her team have decades of combined experience in the delivery of Developmental Movement Therapy and Auditory Retraining Therapy.

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We take a 100% natural approach to every child

Unlike other treatments, we take a 100% natural and holistic approach to learning and behavioural difficulties. Instead of looking at your child's symptoms on a superficial level, we look for the underlying causes and are then able to address the different physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects to ensure lasting change.

A 100% natural approach.

Unlike other treatments, we take a 100% natural and holistic approach to learning and behavioural difficulties.
Instead of looking at your child's symptoms on a superficial level, we look for the underlying causes and are then able to address the different physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects to ensure lasting change.

A LASTING SOLUTION

Our therapies are proven to work for children with learning and behavioural difficulties, helping them achieve success in learning and in life.

a wealth of experience

Our therapists have decades of teaching and clinical experience and are educated to post graduate level to ensure your child is getting the best support.

a real support network

Our team are aware of the challenges families face when their child is experiencing learning difficulties and offer on-going support and encouragement every step of the way.

A caring environment

Our centres are warm and nurturing environments that put children at ease so they can make the most of their therapy.

Our therapies

Auditory Retraining Therapy

(Integrated Listening Systems™)

This therapy uses filtered music to mature the pathways in the brain needed to recognise different sounds when reading and spelling and to process spoken language quickly and efficiently. Auditory Retraining Therapy is also used to treat children who are easily overwhelmed, hypersensitive and anxious, and have difficulty regulating their emotions.

Developmental Movement Therapy

(Extra Lesson™)

Research has shown that learning and behavioural difficulties are a result of developmental issues in a child's early years. This means the natural pathways and faculties needed for learning to be easeful do not fully develop, and the child is not ready to learn. By repeating early childhood movement patterns, we are able to 'rewire' the brain to rebuild the pathways for success.

Free learning difficulties test

Move one step close to helping your child. Our FREE online symptoms test helps you spot the symptoms associated with a learning or behavioural difficulty.

DLC EVENTS

We are busy organising our 2018 events for the chance to meet learning difficulties expert Rosemary Murphy. She will be talking in Tauranga in the New Year about how to address the symptoms of learning difficulties and 100% natural and holistic solutions for lasting change. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when we launch the event.

Parent resources

Easily Distracted Child? Why It Happens And Ways To Help Your Distracted Child

Want to learn more about a specific learning difficulty? Check out our Parent Resources which host a wealth of research, articles and news.

Easily Distracted Child? Why it Happens And Ways To Help Your Distracted Child

Free learning difficulties guide

 

Discover learning difficulties expert Rosemary Murphy's 10 simple strategies to help your child experiencing learning difficulties at home and school.

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