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The Extraordinary Lindamood-Bell Learning Ability Evaluation | Now Available Online!

22 May, 2018

Our success with students starts with our unique Learning Ability Evaluation. We identify strengths and weaknesses that may be affecting your child’s school performance. Our evaluation includes 10+ standardised measures of reading, spelling, and maths.   In a results consultation we will explain findings and develop an individualised plan to improve your child’s learning. A…

The Imagery-Language Connection: Writing Tips

17 May, 2018

Book reports, essays, and even short responses, can cause frustration, panic, and, sometimes, even tears for many school age students. And it’s no wonder. Writing is a complex task that requires a lot: good thinking skills, organisation, spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as ease with a pencil, or keyboard.   Writing can be particularly…

Why is My Child Struggling in School?

10 May, 2018

When school is hard for your child, it can be difficult to know what to do. Hire a tutor? Double-down on homework time? Create incentives for good grades? We encourage families to seek specific answers as to why an individual child is struggling. This infographic, “Why is my child struggling in school?” walks through two…

Imagine Better Homework | A Parent Workshop

3 May, 2018

  This event has ended. For further information or questions regarding our instruction, please contact your local Learning Center.     If your child has a learning or attention issue, it can be tough to maintain good homework habits. Resolving to “establish a daily routine,” for example, may not affect why it is difficult for a…

5 Tips to Make Mornings Easier

26 Apr, 2018

If you are dreading a repeat of last year’s manic mornings, it may be time to change up your family’s routine. Below, explore ways to make school-day mornings better. We’ve included tips for how you can encourage your child to make mental pictures of everyday tasks.  The imagery-language connection is key to good thinking and…

Start to Love Learning: Getting Help During the School Year

16 Apr, 2018

While a science experiment involving a baking soda and vinegar volcano may be fun and exciting for most students, it can be torture for those who have trouble reading the directions or following the procedural steps independently.   Ideally, a typical school day is filled with tons of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow for…

How to Help Your Child with Homework

12 Apr, 2018

Kids with learning or attention issues can have a tough time with homework, no matter how hard they try. As a parent, you know the importance of completing homework and developing strong study skills. But it can be hard to know how to be supportive without doing too much. Students should get the learning benefit…

How to Set Up Your Child for a Successful School Year

29 Mar, 2018

For many students, back-to-school season comes with the promise of a fresh start and another fun and successful year of learning. They eagerly fill their backpacks with sharpened pencils and notebooks for each subject. But for students who struggle in school, their bags quickly get weighed down with anxiety, stress and waning self-confidence as another…

April Holidays: Imagine Better Learning Skills

20 Mar, 2018

If school is not always easy for your child, you may have mixed feelings about using term break for learning. While we all look forward to rest and relaxation, parents of struggling students have to consider the effect that time off from learning may have.   Term Break instruction is individualised to meet the needs…

Back to School Testing Special | Understand Why Your Child is Struggling

8 Mar, 2018

Between the tears during homework and the notes from your child’s teacher that he can’t seem to keep up with his peers, you know he’s struggling — but why? The first step in helping your child attain the success he’s so desperate to have is figuring out what’s causing his difficulties.   “It’s like getting…

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