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Learning Links Preschool has just been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This is the highest possible rating for an education and care service to achieve under the National Quality Standard, which sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning LinksSpeech and language development is a critical step in nurturing the foundation of communication, self-expression and literacy. Children develop speech and language skills at vastly different rates, and sometimes this can leave parents worried about their own child’s development, particularly if they seem to be speaking Read more

By Katherine McFarlane, Registered Psychologist Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder impacting social skills, language and communication, sensory sensitivities and rigid or repetitive behaviours. Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning each person with autism may present differently and therefore can require different supports. While the disorder is a lifelong condition, there are Read more

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 friendships issues. This article will explore the factors which need to be present to allow resilience to develop and strategies for parents and Read more

We use highly qualified and experienced experts in their field to provide you with the most current industry knowledge and standards. Our experts will add to your existing knowledge and skills to build capacity in your work with children.We provide professional learning for teachers, early childhood staff and psychologists. Supporting teachers By providing NESA Read more

Stuttering Information

Speech & Language

Stuttering usually starts when children are two or three years old and almost always before five. It may start suddenly or develop gradually over days or weeks. Occasionally, children's stuttering seems to begin overnight. It is common for stuttering to fluctuate from day-to-day or from one conversation to the next for no obvious reason.Parents often report that their children stutter more Read more

Using these strategies can help your child develop their language skills.FACE your child and get down to their level, e.g. on the floor or at the table.OBSERVE and follow their interests. Join in with what they’re doing or talking about.WAIT for your child to do or say something first (a sound, word or action). Then respond to Read more

Types of bilingualismThere are many definitions of bilingualism; however, most people define it as using two languages on a regular basis.The extent to which a person is bilingual can vary. Some people are equally proficient in two languages across a range of contexts and this is often referred to as ‘balanced bilingualism’. More often, when people are bilingual, one Read more