literacy

By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist You may hear the terms 'receptive' and 'expressive' language in relation to children's speech and language development.Expressive language is the ability to request objects, make choices, ask and answer questions and describe events, using verbal and non-verbal language, writing and vocalisations. Receptive language refers to the ability to receive Read more

Reading for Life Program - Bankstown families The Reading for Life home program is an initiative to support parents and carers to deliver 15 specially designed reading sessions to help their child build important literacy skills - suitable for children in Years 1 to 4.FREE parent workshops to learn how to run the program are currently being offered for families in the Read more

By Amy Graham, Charles Darwin UniversityMany parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers often disagree. Teachers generally consider it more important for children to Read more

This week, The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results for 2018 were released. This global study of more than half a million 15-year-olds around the world measures the ability for students to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.Australia’s results are a cause for concern. Since we started participating in 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 Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager As a parent it is entirely your decision as to how much or little sharing of information there is with your child’s teacher about the previous assessments and interventions you’ve undertaken with your child. We won’t go into the pros and cons for this at the moment – it takes trust to hand over all of this information 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

Written by Margaret Kristin Read more