What to do about a bad school report

5 Tips for Dealing With a Poor School Report

Posted on 14 June 2017

Do you feel anxious at school report time? Here are some practical steps to deal with your child’s results and prevent future “report shock”.

Should I use baby talk or adult talk?

How should I talk to my baby?

Posted on 23 September 2015

Although your baby might not understand you yet, the way you speak to them in their first year can make a difference later on.

Why some students struggle with writing

Posted on 30 April 2015

Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each...

Brain Myths: What Your Brain Hemispheres Are Really Up To

Posted on 11 March 2014

You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition...

How to build your child’s knowledge, vocabulary and reading ability

Posted on 14 November 2013

Without a doubt, talking to your child is essential for building their language skills. The more they hear and use words in conversation, the...

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New Neuroscience & Learning Webinars

Posted on 12 September 2013

Webinars are a great way to keep up to date with the latest research, wherever you are. Sonic Learning is excited to announce three...

What is Reading Assistant?

Posted on 20 August 2013

What is Reading Assistant? How is the Reading Assistant program graded? How do I know Reading Assistant will work for my child? Dr Martha...

Auditory Processing Skills & Reading Disorders in Children

Posted on 14 August 2013

It’s not exactly news that there’s a relationship between auditory processing skills and reading disorders in children. But with research by scientists such as...

Everyday ways to build literacy in young children

Posted on 8 August 2013

Without strong language skills, children will struggle in school and in life.  Literacy  (reading, writing and spelling) is the foundation for learning – and the...

How to get children off to a good start

Three top tips for parents

Posted on 15 May 2012

Video interview (2 mins): Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, shares her top 3 tips for parents to optimise learning and language development.