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School holiday programs and savings

School holiday programs and savings

During the holidays, many children rarely read a book, write a story or practice their times tables. Unfortunately, on returning to school, it’s often found that children’s learning levels have taken a step backward; leaving them at a disadvantage for the next year. Sonic Learning’s school holiday programs Sonic Learning offers three evidence-based online school holiday […]

Is working memory training the key to improving intelligence?

In 2008, psychologist Susanne Jaeggi conducted a ground-breaking research study; contrary to the long-held belief that one’s intelligence was fixed, Jaeggi’s research showed evidence that working memory training actually improved participants’ fluid intelligence (the ability to adapt to new situations and solve novel problems rather than accumulating knowledge).

What the experts say: 4 new Autism research findings

What the experts say: 4 new Autism research findings

Dr Martha Burns, Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist, reveals 4 of the latest Autism research findings for 2015. These exciting findings highlight the excellent work that is being done by scientists around the world, who continue to answer important questions about autism. [su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#eeeeee” link_color=”#ffffff” size=”1″ margin=”5″] 1. Autism is in the genes Genes are critical to […]

Infographic: Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader

Infographic: Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader

Check out this infographic to find out where reading happens in the brain, how auditory processing is related to reading, and how to help struggling readers at a brain level. You might also like: NSW school improves NAPLAN results with Fast ForWord program 4 strategies to work through challenges for students with learning difficulties Auditory […]

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

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

“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 for their year level in reading, or even below the national minimum standard, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve. We answer some frequently asked questions about […]

Learned helplessness and self esteem

 “I can’t do it.” “I’m dumb, I’ll never be able to read.” “I can’t be bothered, it’s too hard.” “It’s too easy, I’m bored.” Have you ever heard your child or student say something like this ? Everyone talks or thinks like this sometimes but if it happens a lot , it’s a real problem. It’s called learned helplessness.