Welcome to Rowe Research Pty Ltd, the proud developers of the Auditory Processing and Assessment Kit (APAK). Our kit is a result of extensive research and dedication by our founders, Dr. Kathy Rowe and the late Dr. Ken Rowe, along with esteemed co-author Jan Pollard. Renowned internationally, Dr. Kathy Rowe and Dr. Ken Rowe have made significant contributions to educational, epidemiological, pediatric, and psychosocial research, particularly focusing on the intersection of education and health.

Our Expertise

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Rowe Research is committed to translating years of rigorous research into accessible educational tools and resources. Dr. Kathy Rowe continues to lead our efforts, specializing in pediatric developmental assessments, particularly in auditory processing, externalizing behaviors such as ADD/ADHD, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Our Services

Dr. Kathy Rowe also offers professional development through presentations and workshops. These sessions are designed for educators and health professionals working in pre-schools, primary schools, secondary schools, universities, and key child and adolescent health organizations. Our goal is to empower these professionals with the knowledge and tools to better support their students and patients.

Why Choose Rowe Research?

  • Expertise: Benefit from the extensive research and experience of internationally recognized professionals.
  • Educational Products: Access innovative tools like the Auditory Processing and Assessment Kit (APAK) to enhance learning and development.
  • Professional Development: Participate in workshops and presentations that provide practical insights and strategies for working with children and adolescents.

Discover how Rowe Research can support your educational and health-related needs with cutting-edge research and expert guidance.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

 Contact us to have Dr Rowe conduct a lecture, presentation or workshop for you or your staff.

You could see it on their faces, the look of bewilderment. There were always children who seemed just lost in the classroom I’ve had great success with it. When you teach in this way, it’s like a light comes on. The children know what you are talking about.

Teacher at Woodlands Primary School, Langwarrin, Victoria


The contributions of the following collaborators are gratefully acknowledged:

Eddie Keir, Jenny Michael, Jan Pollard and Lesley Tan (Audiologists), Tony Fear (Videographer), John Fisher (Speech Pathologist), Joy Birrell, Glenice Cook, Elizabeth Fear, Judith Moon, Heather Robinson, Heather Somerville and Louise Tomlinson (Research Assistants), as is the willing support and participation of educational administrators, principals and teachers in Victorian government schools since 1999.