autism

Social skills for kids are important as they enable them to interact with others and conquer their daily challenges, be that in the playground, on the sporting field or at home.   Social skills include a whole range of things from eye Read more

Social cues are the pieces of information we subconsciously know without ever being explicitly taught them. These pieces of information are usually the unwritten rules or customs, the nuances of social communications or the assumptions and expectations we’re aware of within different contexts. Social cues and codes are learnt from an early age through observation of repeated behaviours within Read more

By Katherine McFarlane, Registered Psychologist Supporting children on the autism spectrum in early childhood can empower them to build vital skills that last a lifetime. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  is a developmental disorder impacting social skills, language and communication, sensory sensitivities and rigid or repetitive behaviours. Autism is a spectrum Read more

Learning Links and the NDIS Learning Links is a registered NDIS provider in the support area of Improved Daily Living. This support area sits under Capacity Building Supports in your child's NDIS plan and allows you to use their funding for a range of services that support building their functional skills and independence for meaningful community Read more

Some children have trouble coping with changes in routine.  Children with autism spectrum disorder in particular find changes extremely difficult and you may need special help beyond these tips. If you have a child who seems to have trouble coping with change, try to give your child plenty of preparation time when you know something out of routine is to occur.  For example, “After lunch we Read more

Sensory needs or issues occur when a child has difficulties receiving and responding to information from their senses. Children with sensory issues may have find it hard to cope with anything that triggers their senses, including sound, light touch, taste, or smell. To put it into context, think of an uncomfortable situation - the weather is cold, you are wearing a scratchy woollen jumper, Read more

Assessments are conducted by trained professionals and are an important first step in understanding and diagnosing a child’s learning, social and wellbeing needs. At Learning Links, our psychologists, speech therapists and occupational therapists provide a wide range of diagnostic assessment services at our centres across Sydney to determine children’s learning styles, Read more

At Learning Links, our experienced team of psychologists work with children to empower them with the skills and strategies to help build their confidence, expand their social skills, and enhance their emotional wellbeing. Learning Links provides psychology services and programs to children, adolescents and schools across Sydney, and online, so we can help to best support your Read more