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Often children with learning difficulties become aware of their struggles with schoolwork from a young age. If they are not aware that they have a learning difficulty, their struggles with reading, writing and maths can cause them to feel less smart than their peers, which can leave them prone to developing low self-esteem, anxiety and isolation. As a parent, you can help prevent feelings of Read more

Managing children’s behaviour is a challenge for every parent. As children develop, they often use behaviour to express their feelings and needs because they haven’t yet learnt how to communicate them effectively. Sometimes, the behaviours that children use to communicate their feelings and needs can be undesirable, such as tears and temper tantrums. While these behaviours can be challenging, Read more

Learning to read is an important part of every child’s development. It helps children build important, lifelong skills in areas such as language, concentration, critical thinking and memory. Plus, it can be a lot of fun for many children as it expands their imagination and teaches them about a range of interesting topics. There are six components of effective reading: phonics, oral language, Read more

All students experience challenges with concentration, sitting still and following directions in class but for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), these challenges can be much more frequent and have a significant impact on their learning. Their difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity means that students with ADHD may find tasks that require Read more

what are executive functions? Executive functions are a set of cognitive skills that helps people perform goal-directed actions. They allow us to pay attention, set goals, plan, organise, remember information, transition between thoughts and actions, and regulate our behaviour and emotions. These skills play a key role in how your child learns and performs daily tasks. Executive Read more

Learning to play inclusively is crucial to your child’s physical, social, and emotional development. Playing with others can help your child to build social skills, confidence, independence, and resilience. Read more

As children progress through primary school, the importance of peer friendships and inclusion in playground activities becomes crucial to the healthy development of their social and emotional wellbeing. When children feel invited, accepted, appreciated, and included they are more likely to perform well at school, have higher self-esteem, and engage in meaningful relationships with both Read more

As a teacher, it is very important to promote positive mental health and wellbeing so that you’re not only looking after your students properly but you’re also looking after yourself. Read more