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Ear infections: don’t let your child suffer in silence

Posted on 8 May 2012

At any one time it is estimated that 30% of Australian children are suffering from an ear infection and it is the most common...

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Robyn’s story – overcoming lifelong learning difficulties

Posted on 13 April 2012

Robyn grew up with learning difficulties that were not identified or treated until she was an adult. Listen to her story and how her...

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Brain Awareness Week: How much sleep do kids really need?

Posted on 15 March 2012

Researchers have found that sleep is critical for vital cognitive skills, particularly forming long-term memories. In addition, just a small amount of sleep deprivation...

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Brain Awareness Week: Food for thought

Posted on 13 March 2012

We all know the importance of healthy eating for weight management and overall health but scientists are beginning to understand how diet also influences...

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Brain Awareness Week: Is multi-tasking bad for your brain?

Posted on 12 March 2012

You may think multi-tasking makes you more efficient but scientists are discovering that it often makes us less efficient.

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Dyslexia: New Insights

Posted on 28 February 2012

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is an umbrella term that refers to an unexplained difficulty in learning to read and spell despite appropriate learning opportunities....

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Dr Norman Doidge interviewed on 4BC Radio Brisbane

Posted on 7 February 2012

Listen to Dr Norman Doidge’s interview on 4BC Radio Brisbane below.

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Why is the incidence of learning difficulties higher in boys?

Posted on 20 December 2011

When we asked neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist Dr Martha Burns this question, she told us all about the Geschwind-Galaburda hypothesis, which states that differences...

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Introducing our new pay by the month option!

Posted on 12 December 2011

Does your child have trouble listening, paying attention, following instructions, recalling information or reading? Don’t let another school year slip by. For as little...

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Do children grow out of auditory processing difficulties?

Posted on 8 December 2011

Can children grow out of auditory processing difficulties (APD/CAPD)? Yes and No. Because our brains have the amazing capacity to change (neuroplasticity), children can...