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This article by Rick Lavoie was written with the American school system in mind. Despite the cultural differences, he makes some interesting observations about relationships between parents and teachers. Rick talks about the years he has spent working with parents and drawing on this experience, the article does highlight areas where teachers in his view could improve. Learning Links employs many Read more

Starting School

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Is your child ready to go to big school? How can parents make the transition easier?The transition to ‘big’ school is one of the major challenges children have to face in the early childhood years.It is a time of stress and anxiety as well as excitement and enjoyment. For parents this transition may also cause some anxious moments as another Read more

1. What is dyslexia?Dyslexia is difficulty with reading accurately and fluently and can also be accompanied by spelling difficulties. Over the last forty years there have been numerous definitions, but they all have common elements: neurobiological basis, difficulties in phonological applications to reading, and difficulties in fluent and accurate reading. The Diagnostic 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

School Readiness Program Supporting children who may need additional preparation for the routines and early learning skills required for kindergarten.Our School Readiness Program is a weekly program running in Term 3 and again in Term 4, and is suitable for children starting school the following year.It is run by a therapist and provisional psychologist, providing 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czTRIFYEAVc&feature=youtu.beAbout the ProgramReading for Life was designed by a psychologist, teacher and speech pathologist to provide one-on-one support to children with reading difficulties. Trained volunteers work at school with the children to improve their reading, self-esteem and confidence, via a variety of fun activities and Read more

Learning Links offers a range of fun and educational group programs for children aged 4-6 years during the NSW school holidays. Our programs are run from our Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool, Maroubra and Peakhurst Learning Centres and have been specifically tailored for small groups of 6-8 children to ensure our professionals can work closely with each child. School Holiday Programs are a Read more