learning difficulties

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

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 Manager It'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 Links In 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

The transition to high school from primary school is a major change for children. High School is quite a different ball game to Primary School - it is generally much a much bigger community and the personal touches are a bit harder to find. Over time, your child will become familiar with the environment, staff and other students. Over time you too will become familiar with the school. In high 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 NAPLAN 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

There are a variety of things that may indicate that your child might be struggling at school.  Behavioural problems, inability to follow instructions or avoiding taking part in activities are just some of the clues that might point to a learning difficulty. A child with a learning difficulty typically has an average to above average IQ but is reading at least 18 months below their Read more