Parents, Carers & Families

Parent Webinars

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Our professionals are now running webinars to empower parents with information, practical strategies and tools, so they can provide the best possible support for their children’s learning at home.

Managing Challenging Behaviour in Young Children

Presented by Michelle Button, Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Are you feeling frazzled, puzzled, perplexed or concerned about your child’s behaviour? Are you wondering if their behaviour is age-appropriate?

In this one-hour Learning Links webinar, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Michelle Button, will discuss the reasons children may behave in ways that challenge us, ways to analyse and understand the function of these behaviours, ways to reframe the way you approach behaviour management and what to do next.

Michelle is Learning Links’ Psychology Manager. She is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist with over 19 years’ experience, and has spent her career in the area of diagnosing and providing psychological intervention to support children and their families.

You will learn:

  • What is your approach to behaviour management?
  • Factors influencing behaviour
  • Prevention of challenging behaviours
  • Strategies to address challenging behaviours
  • Nurturing yourself
  • Where to from here?

The webinar is suitable for parents and carers of toddlers and preschool aged children who are experiencing challenging behaviours.

The ‘Managing Challenging Behaviour in Young Children’ webinar is not currently scheduled, however you can join our waitlist for future parent webinars.

Could my child have dyslexia?

Presented by Dr Samantha Hornery, teacher and Learning Links’ Education Manager

Do you have concerns about your child’s reading and spelling? Does it take them a long time to get through a sentence? Or do they get frustrated and try to avoid reading altogether?

In this one-hour parent webinar, we’ll help you to understand what dyslexia and other reading difficulties look like, and how to identify them in your child. You’ll be given practical information and strategies that you can use to support your child’s reading and spelling at home, so they can better cope at school and reach their full potential.

Samantha Hornery is Learning Links’ Education Manager. She is a teacher with over 20 years’ experience, and has spent her career helping children who have difficulties learning to succeed at school.

She’ll teach you:
• to identify what Dyslexia is (and isn’t)
• how to recognise other difficulties in reading
• different strategies for helping your child read and spell
• what professional support is available
• about assistive technology that could help your child at home and at school.

The webinar is suitable for parents of primary and high school children.

The ‘Could my child have Dyslexia’ webinar is not currently scheduled, however you can join our waitlist for future parent webinars.

Could my child have Dyscalculia (or mathematics learning difficulties)?

Presented by Dr Samantha Hornery, experienced teacher and Learning Links’ Education Manager

Do you have concerns about your child’s mathematics skills? Do they make frequent errors in mathematics? Or do they get frustrated and try to avoid maths tasks altogether?

In this one-hour webinar for parents, Dr Samantha Hornery will help you to understand what dyscalculia and other mathematics difficulties look like, and how to identify them in your child. She’ll provide useful information and simple strategies that you can use to support your child with maths at home, so they can better cope at school.

Samantha is Learning Links’ Education Manager. She is a teacher with over 20 years’ experience, and has spent her career helping children who have difficulties learning to succeed at school.

You’ll learn:
• to identify what Dyscalculia is (and isn’t)
• how to recognise other difficulties in mathematics
• different strategies for helping your child add, subtract, multiply and divide
• engaging ways to support your child’s confidence in mathematics

The webinar is suitable for parents of primary and high school children.

The ‘Could my child have Dyscalculia’ webinar is not currently scheduled, however you can join our waitlist for future parent webinars.

If you have any questions about Learning Links’ parent webinars, please contact us at workshops@learninglinks.org.au