learning difficulties

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning Links It'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? It's important for parents to think about why homework may be a challenge for 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

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 Results Read more