The 2014 NAPLAN results are here: what you need to know

Posted on 18 September 2014

“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations...

My child doesn’t like group work – teaching an introverted student

Posted on 3 September 2014

Many children with processing difficulties, in particular Auditory Processing Disorder, become introverted or quiet in the classroom or workplace because of the at times...

4 strategies to work through challenges for students with learning difficulties

Posted on 7 August 2014

Students with learning difficulties often have trouble at school because they don’t have effective strategies for working through challenges.

February neuroscience and learning news

Posted on 4 February 2014

Welcome to a new feature on our blog – Sonic Learning’s monthly roundup of neuroscience and learning news on the Web.

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Brain Myths in Education: Making Sense of Fact vs Fiction

Posted on 30 April 2013

In this webinar, Dr. Bill Jenkins and Dr. Martha Burns help us sort fact from fiction. Here are some of the things we learned:

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The importance of boosting motivation for learning

Posted on 20 February 2013

Why do some children give up while others power on, and how can we motivate students for learning?

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Prevent regression during the school holidays

Posted on 20 November 2012

The summer holidays offer a well-deserved break after a long, hard academic year. It’s a time to relax and enjoy family life. However, during...

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Homework tips for parents – how to help

Posted on 11 October 2012

More than 60 research studies conducted in the last 20 years show that kids are more successful at school if they do homework. But...

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The latest NAPLAN results have arrived!

Posted on 27 September 2012

Around 92% of Australian students are performing at or above the national minimum standards. If your child is performing below expectations for their year...

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Cognitive training increases dopamine in the brain

Posted on 20 September 2012

Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter or “brain chemical” which is an essential part of the brain’s reward system and has a big effect on...