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To help improve your child’s muscle control, it is important to follow your child’s interests and make activities relaxing and fun. Praise your child for trying activities and don’t worry if they can’t complete them. Try to encourage your child to watch your face and remember that they often enjoy watching themselves or others make lip and tongue movements in a mirror.Here are some Read more

Parents often ask what they can do to enhance their school age child’s language. Here are a few ideas if your child needs help in this area.Descriptive languageDifficulties with descriptions can limit your child’s language to labelling and commenting.  Descriptions provide additional information and allow your child to express him or herself using more complex Read more

One of the most common concerns raised by families in Educational Support is about the amount of and time taken to complete homework. Homework is often a source of frustration for children, families and teachers.Advice for Negotiating a Homework DealEarly in the new school year arrange a time to meet with your child’s teacher. Although many schools hold a meet the 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

We provide a range of assessment services to determine children’s learning strengths and needs – an important first step in understanding how best to help them. A comprehensive written report will be provided and discussed with you after the assessment, outlining the results and recommendations to help your child.It is best to discuss your concerns with Learning Links to determine the Read more

Learning Links offer speech and language therapy to children who have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding and following what others are saying. Speech and language therapy can help support and enhance a child’s ability to learn and address:• Pronouncing sounds, voice problems or stuttering (articulation) • Expressing and understanding language • Ability to hear sounds Read more