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By Katherine McFarlane, Registered Psychologist What is resilience? Resilience is a subject that parents often ask about particularly when their child struggles with school, self-esteem or maintaining friendships. This article will explore the factors which need to be present to build resilience in children and practical strategies for parents and Read more

There are a variety of things that may indicate that your child might be struggling at school.  Behavioural problems, inability to follow instructions or avoiding taking part in activities are just some of the clues that might point to a learning difficulty. A child with a learning difficulty typically has an average to above average IQ but is reading at least 18 months below their Read more

Sensory processing refers to the way a person sorts, interprets and responds to sensation from their body, environment and the world around them. The sensations or sensory information comes from the seven senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, movement and body position. Processing occurs in the brain and nervous system (Central Nervous System). When the brain is processing sensations 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

Following directions is one of the most important social skills that children develop. Be it in the classroom, at home with the family or on the sporting field, a child who can listen, understand and then follow instructions and directions will go a long way. Parents know that children don't always follow directions so it is helpful to know how to teach kids so that they understand the why Read more

We provide a range of assessment services to determine children’s learning strengths and needs – an important first step in understanding how best to help them. A comprehensive written report will be provided and discussed with you after the assessment, outlining the results and recommendations to help your child. It is best to discuss your concerns with Learning Links to determine the Read more

We provide a range of educational parenting programs to support parents and carers in situations that test the strength of relationships and endurance of primary care givers. Our Psychologists are accredited to teach specific parenting programs, including: 1-2-3 Magic Parenting skills for parents of children 2-12 years This three-session group parenting program Read more

We offer counselling services for parents, carers, and family members as required, to cope with a range of concerns that may be affecting your child. There are many issues that can cause parents stress and anxiety, including: establishing structure and routines in the home managing difficult behaviours communicating effectively with your child Read more