Occupational Therapy

Motor Planning

Fact Sheets

What is Motor Planning? Motor planning is a set of skills that help us to coordinate movements, navigate obstacles and perform routine tasks. It is how we think of and understand (ideation) a motor task, plan out the order of steps to carry out a motor task (sequencing) and coordinate our muscles to successfully perform a motor task (execution). Motor planning skills are required to 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

Sensory processing refers to the way a person sorts, interprets and responds to sensation from their body, environment and the world around them. The sensations or sensory information comes from the seven senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, movement and body position. Processing occurs in the brain and nervous system (Central Nervous System). When the brain is processing sensations Read more

Sensory needs or issues occur when a child has difficulties receiving and responding to information from their senses. Children with sensory issues may have find it hard to cope with anything that triggers their senses, including sound, light touch, taste, or smell. To put it into context, think of an uncomfortable situation - the weather is cold, you are wearing a scratchy woollen jumper, Read more

Building your child's balance allows a child to move confidently, explore playground equipment, climb, develop hand-eye coordination skills and ride a bike. Developing these skills are very important. They allow a child to feel confident in social encounters and they help a child stay healthy by building interest and enthusiasm in sports. Parents can do many different things to help build Read more

Assessments are conducted by trained professionals and are an important first step in understanding and diagnosing a child’s learning, social and wellbeing needs. At Learning Links, our psychologists, speech therapists and occupational therapists provide a wide range of diagnostic assessment services at our centres across Sydney to determine children’s learning styles, Read more

The early years are crucial to your child’s learning, development and future potential. We work with young children who are not reaching key milestones from an early age and who may be at risk of learning difficulties. We offer a full range of specialist services with multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, special educators and therapists. Our early intervention services Read more