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Teachers work very hard to help students become competent with mathematics so that they have the skills to progress through the curriculum. We know that within the classroom students have a range of abilities and are at different stages of their skills development journey. If students do not have a strong grasp of the basics in mathematics, it is very hard for them to follow the set curriculum Read more

Did you know that Dyslexia affects between 10-20 per cent of the Australian population? With this statistic in mind, it’s likely that every teacher supports at least one student in their classroom who struggles to read because of this specific learning disability. Reading is one of the first skills that Read more

Kathryn Tanner from Tradies Gymea wins Southern Sydney's Volunteer of the Year Learning Links would like to say a huge congratulations to Kathryn Tanner from Tradies Gymea Clubs NSW for being awarded Southern Sydney's Club Volunteer of the Year as well as the overall Southern Sydney Volunteer of the Year at this year’s Southern Division NSW Volunteer of the Year Read more

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

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, 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

While some sense of normality has returned to our lives, families are still facing uncertainty day to day. This is especially true for our children. The year has thrown a lot of new challenges at them. They’ve had to manage concerns or anxieties about the COVID-19 situation, adapt to a whole new way of learning, cope with social distancing from friends and extended family, and are now needing Read more