Fact Sheets

A great many children who are referred to Learning Links are experiencing difficulties in the area of reading.Some students experience problems in the mechanics of reading, for example phonological awareness, some experience problems comprehending what they read, whilst others experience problems in both of these areas.Many students do not see themselves as readers, even though they have Read more

Since learning to read is closely linked with language growth, providing situations to develop the child’s language and reading abilities is of paramount importance.READ!  READ!  READ!  READ!Develop an interest and a positive attitude to reading in a relaxed home reading environment. Read the child’s story books aloud. Allow children to handle and care for Read more

The NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy & Numeracy) is held each year during May for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Students take part in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation) and Numeracy tests over the course of three days.NAPLAN can be a useful tool in determining whether your child may need help in aspects of their schooling. It Read more

Learning to read is closely linked with language growth and the best way to develop your child’s language and reading abilities is to develop an interest and a positive attitude to reading in a relaxed home environment.It is important not to place any demands on a child to develop any specific reading skills prior to entering school. At first we are most concerned with developing a positive Read more

Adults like reading groups - meeting to talk about a book, eat sticky buns and gossip. Kids love them even more. A book group is a party, but a party with a purpose - the sort of party you remember long after any memory of jumping castles has faded.Book Groups for Littlies (three months - school)It doesn't matter how young kids are - they will still 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 we doLearning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning 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

Learning Links offers speech and language therapy to children who have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding and following what others are saying. Speech and language therapy can help support and enhance a child’s ability to learn and address a range of needs, including:Pronouncing sounds and voice problems (articulation) Expressing and understanding Read more