By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist You may hear the terms expressive and receptive language skills in relation to children's speech and language development.Expressive language is the ability to request objects, make choices, ask and answer questions and describe events, using verbal and non-verbal language, writing and vocalisations. Receptive language skills refers to the 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 disorder Read more
Frank Niklas, University of Melbourne; Caroline Cohrssen, University of Melbourne, and Collette Tayler, University of Melbourne.The next cohort of five-year-olds are just starting school. While parents will be proud and excited about this important step in their child’s life, some will also have concerns.Will my child be happy at school? Will they make Read more
Learning Links was established in 1972 by parents concerned about the lack of appropriate education and support services to meet their children’s needs.Today, our focus is on preventing learning difficulties from causing disadvantage.What does Learning Links do?Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children Read more
The early years are crucial to your child’s learning, development and future potential. We work with young children who are not reaching key milestones from an early age and who may be at risk of learning difficulties. We offer a full range of specialist services with multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, special educators and therapists. Our early intervention services Read more
Thanks to advancements in technology and the widespread use of smart devices, many of the barriers to accessing quality allied health and educational services have been removed, giving families more flexibility to access support in a way that suits them.Learning Links' is now offering telehealth and other online services via phone or video, to ensure children and families can receive ongoing Read more
Learning Links' Prep for Preschool™ early intervention playgroup provides a relaxed, safe and engaging environment where play activities are tailored to enhance the development of your child. Our professional and experienced Early Childhood Educators and Therapists provide developmental information and guided support to help your child communicate, learn and play – in Read more
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