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Margaret Kristin Merga, Murdoch University and Saiyidi Mat Roni, Edith Cowan University. There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case.In a study of children in Year 4 and 6, those who had regular access to devices with eReading Read more

It may feel hard to find 20 minutes each day to read with your child, but the cost of not doing this is far too great. Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardised tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). Compare this with the child who is reading for just 1 minute per day, they only see 8000 Read more

Kevin Wheldall, Macquarie UniversityChildren who do not learn to read in the first few years of schooling are typically destined to a school career of educational failure, because reading underpins almost all 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

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A great many children who are referred to Learning Links are experiencing difficulties in the area of reading.Some students experience problems in the mechanics of reading, for example phonological awareness, some experience problems comprehending what they read, whilst others experience problems in both of these areas.Many students do not see themselves as readers, even though they have Read more

The NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy & Numeracy) is held each year during May for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Students take part in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation) and Numeracy tests over the course of three days.NAPLAN can be a useful tool in determining whether your child may need help in aspects of their schooling. It Read more

Learning Links was established in 1972 by parents concerned about the lack of appropriate education and support services to meet their children’s needs.Today, our focus is on preventing learning difficulties from causing disadvantage.What we doLearning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning Read more

School can be very challenging for some children, particularly those with learning difficulties and learning disabilities. Learning Links' team of specialist teachers work collaboratively with families, schools and other professionals to address the road blocks that prevent children from learning.Educational support classes can help primary and high school children with:Read more