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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

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

While many families are used to face-to-face support for their child, whether through speech or occupational therapy, psychological therapy or specialist learning programs, telehealth or online learning support can often seem quite daunting, too technological or just one of those things that goes in the ‘too hard’ basket. However, research shows that telehealth, teletherapy or online Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2020 Learning Links It’s natural for parents to worry about their children during their schooling years. It can be hard to know what to do, however, if your child is really struggling. Are they just going through a rough patch? Will they improve with age? Or is there something else going on? Many children, especially those with Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning Links   Being organised is a complex, yet essential life-long skill required to function in our everyday world. When a child can stay organised for school, it contributes to their increased independence, efficiency, self-confidence, higher academic performance and a deeper understanding of the job to be Read more

There are lots of ways to build your child's vocabulary, and they don't need to be complicated. Vocabulary refers to the set of words that a child knows. Vocabulary can be split into two types: receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary. A child’s receptive vocabulary consists of the words the child understands when he/she hears or reads them. A child’s expressive vocabulary consists Read more

By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist Asking and answering 'Wh-' questions is a key part of language development. Children must be able to understand questions in order to have a conversation and pass on information to others. Starting to ask and answer 'Wh-' questions is a milestone that most children start to reach between the age of 1 and 2 years, and they'll continue to develop their Read more