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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 student stamina

Posted on 5 February 2014

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

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.

Prepare for the 2014 school year

Posted on 15 January 2014

A new school year can be a very intimidating experience for children and parents – a long shopping list of items to purchase, readjusting...

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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Stop your child going backwards during the school holidays

Posted on 16 October 2013

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

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...

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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?