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Oliver’s Story

Imagine dreading going to school every day, feeling like you don’t belong and with no hope that you will ever catch up to the other kids in your class. This tragic situation was Oliver’s* reality. When Oliver started primary school, everything changed. He became increasingly sad, anxious, and at times, even destructive. It was heartbreaking for his parents to see their once-happy child struggling, and they felt helpless not knowing how to support him or what was causing him to feel this way.

Eventually, Oliver was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD, which meant that he faced difficulties with focus, attention, and processing information, making school tasks incredibly challenging for him. After the family was referred to Learning Links, Oliver began receiving tailored support in literacy and numeracy with an education specialist. Despite some initial resistance, he started to see real progress. Over time, it was incredible to see Oliver regain his confidence, succeed academically, and rediscover his passion for learning. Read Oliver’s full story here.

*Name has been changed to protect the child’s identity

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Oliver’s experience is just one example of the ongoing challenges that the 4-5 children wth learning difficulties in every classroom face. For many of these children, school can feel unbearable. They can’t keep up with the lessons, begin to feel anxious and isolated from their peers, and risk falling further and further behind until it’s almost impossible to catch up. The long term outcomes of this can be devastating.

However, targeted learning, communication and wellbeing support can change this. With the right evidence-based strategies, children can build the skills, confidence and resilience to catch up and reach their full potential at school. Just like Oliver did.


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Learning Links empowers children who have difficulties learning to gain the skills and confidence they need to learn, develop and thrive – now and in the future. Our specialist educators, speech pathologists and psychologists offer vital programs tailored to the unique strengths of each child, to support their needs and help them to work towards their goals.

Not all families of children with a learning difficulty receive funding assistance or have the means to access the help they so desperately need. That’s why our Disadvantaged Children’s Education Fund provides life-changing support for children facing disadvantage, who would otherwise miss out. It enables us to provide free and subsidised services in our Learning Centres and in schools.

We believe that every child deserves the chance to learn and build a bright future.

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The Impact Your Donation Makes

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Foundation Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Our qualified teachers are dedicated to supporting with learning difficulties who are struggling with the foundation literacy and numeracy skills needed for success at school. They identify exactly where the gaps are in their understanding and develop tailored evidence-based programs to help them build confidence and make progress in the classroom alongside their peers.

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Positive Mental Health Outcomes

Our psychologists empower children to build the skills to cope with a range of mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Our goal is to help them feel confident, resilient and ready to learn, so they can reach their full potential in the classroom and in life.

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Confidence with Communication

A speech and language program with our passionate team of speech pathologists helps children who face difficulties expressing themselves or understanding others to improve their speech and gain meaningful language skills – so they can communicate effectively and learn to their best ability.