learning difficulties

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2020 Learning Links It’s natural for parents to worry about their children during their schooling years.It can be hard to know what to do, however, if your child is really struggling. Are they just going through a rough patch? Will they improve with age? Or is there something else going on?Many children, especially those with Read more

Over the last three years, prominent clubs in the Canterbury-Bankstown region – Canterbury League Club, Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club, Campsie RSL and The Lantern Club – have united to provide life-changing educational support to over 200 students in local primary schools.This coordinated approach from the clubs created a funding partnership with Leanings Links to run individual and Read more

Friday 22 November marked the grand opening of Learning Links’ newest Learning Centre at SOMA Wellness in Gledswood Hills. The centre provides a range of programs including speech therapy, educational support for literacy and numeracy, assessments and psychological intervention to help children throughout the Macarthur region who have difficulties learning.Learning Links was grateful to Read more

On Friday 1st November, Learning Links had the opportunity to meet with Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Member for Sydney and Shadow Minister for Education and Training, at our new Alexandria Learning Centre to discussthe educational challenges faced by children with learning difficulties and disabilities.“This meeting gave us a chance to highlight the importance of evidence-based reading and Read more

Receiving your child's mid-year school report can be quite nerve-wracking if you know they've had some challenges during the first half of the year.Regardless of their results, the important thing with any report or assessment is to:Look for the effort – this is what makes learning and progress possible. Find the strengths in the report, there will be areas working Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning LinksIt's homework time again and there’s nothing but tears, refusal, arguments, tantrums, meltdowns or complete avoidance and procrastination. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Why does homework have to be such an epic battle every night?Sound familiar?Homework can be challenging, difficult and down-right painful in some households, Read more

On 11th April, Linda Scott, Deputy Lord Mayor and City of Sydney Councillor, officially opened Learning Links’ newest centre in Alexandria – its first in the inner city of Sydney.The Learning Centre features four modern therapy rooms to accommodate the growing demand for support services for children with learning difficulties and disabilities and their families. From the site, Learning Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager. If your child has additional learning needs you’re probably going to be in regular communication with your child’s teacher. Here are our top tips to get this communication started and keep it going:1. Ask your child’s teacher for their preferred communication method – is it a Read more