learning difficulties

On the 11th June 2019, Learning Links will officially open a new Learning Centre at SOMA Wellness health hub in Gledswood Hills.From this new location, Learning Links professionals will provide services in schools and early childhood settings to help children who are falling behind due to learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia, high functioning autism, speech and language Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education ManagerIt's so important to be prepared for a parent-teacher interview. It's usually a short period of time and the meeting can fly by before you’ve had a chance to ask any real questions about your child to truly understand how they're going at school and coping with class work.Here are our suggestions for some key questions Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2018 Learning LinksIn its simplest terms, learned helplessness can be defined as when a child learns over an extended period of time that they are helpless, powerless and unable. Children develop learned helplessness after Read more

Hua-Chen Wang, Macquarie University.The efficacy of phonics as a method of teaching has been debated for several decades, and has recently come back to the forefront of public debate.This time, the focus is on the phonics check – a screening tool designed to identify early readers who may be in need of intervention, and provide some indication of how successful current phonics Read more

Letter of Introduction If your child has learning difficulties, you have an extra task to do before your child starts high school. It is wise to prepare a teacher information sheet about your child and make 10 copies.Personally hand this sheet to each teacher and the year coordinator so they all understand your child’s special needs. A one-page summary is all that is needed and Read more

By Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager.The transition to high school is a rite of passage in life’s journey. I survived, you survived, other children have survived and so too will your current Year 6 child.In primary school your child is well supported in a friendly environment where they have gradually become familiar with their surroundings, staff and Read more

When NAPLAN results are sent home from schools across Australia, there may be celebrations in your home or some cause for concern. There have been reports around dropping and stagnant national standards in literacy and numeracy and no doubt this will continue, but for now your focus is just on the envelope from school your child has brought home. Overall Results Read more

Did you know.... 10 – 16% of all children are affected by learning disabilities and difficulties.17.7 % of all Australian children live in households in poverty.There is a strong correlation between financial disadvantage and learning disabilities/difficulties. Children with learning disabilities and difficulties are in increased risk of Read more