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Working through challenges: 7 strategies for building persistence

Posted on 12 October 2021

So much of success in life boils down to persistence. While “natural ability” is often touted as a gift that must be nurtured, students...

Online learning during lockdown: The 3 things I’m most worried about

Posted on 19 August 2021

By Shahin Seker, Senior Education Consultant If you’re a parent of a school-age child, you don’t need me to tell you that having your...

Why lockdown is so hard … and how to survive

Posted on 27 July 2021

There’s no getting around it … for most people, a change in routine is hard!

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My child is struggling at school – when should I get help?

Posted on 14 April 2021

By Claire Corbitt, Managing Director & Occupational Therapist In my experience both professionally and as a parent, Australian teachers do a terrific job of...

What did home learning teach you about the way your child learns?

Posted on 12 June 2020

Geez, wasn’t it a juggle to have to play teacher to our children while the schools were shut!

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How to talk to your child about NAPLAN

Posted on 22 August 2019

Regardless of whether or not your child is taking NAPLAN this year, something all Australian parents face at some point is how to talk...

Do children with reading problems catch up?

Will he catch up or fall further and further behind?

Posted on 17 July 2019

Last week the phone at the office rang, as it does many times every day. “Welcome to Sonic Learning, my name is Claire, how...

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“I can’t do it” – Learned helplessness in children and teenagers

Posted on 16 June 2019

If a person doesn’t believe they can do something, they either won’t bother trying or will just make a half-hearted effort with the expectation of...

Is dyslexia more common in males?

Posted on 16 March 2019

Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist Dr Martha Burns answers the question “is dyslexia more common in males?” in this video interview. Yes, it is –...

Is CAPD genetic?

Is Auditory Processing Disorder Genetic?

Posted on 14 February 2019

Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist Dr Martha Burns answers the question “is auditory processing disorder genetic?” in this video interview. The answer is: possibly, but...