Learning disability – how to respond

There are many ways to respond if you suspect or know that your child has a learning disability. This article includes advice on what to do, from obtaining an assessment to seeking classroom accommodations.

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Dyslexia Myths

Dyslexia cannot be diagnosed until third grade.

Professionals with extensive training in diagnosis can accurately identify the precursors to developing dyslexia as early as age five. A definitive diagnosis can be made as soon as the child begins to struggle with learning to read, spell and write. The sooner a diagnosis is made the quicker the child can get help, and the more likely it is to prevent secondary blows to their self-esteem. A combination of a family history of dyslexia and symptoms of difficulties in spoken language can help to identify a vulnerable child even before he/she begins formal schooling.

How to reduce stress among primary school students

Primary school is full of challenges, especially for kids with learning and attention issues. Read our 10 helpful hints to help lower your child’s stress levels.

Bunnings fundraiser 

Everyone loves a trip to Bunnings! So come and visit the Rocklea store in Brisbane on Saturday 14 April and stay a bit longer for an excellent cause.

We need volunteers to help run our BBQ and cake stall fundraiser. We’re also looking for people to donate cakes or items for the BBQ. Alternatively, if you would like to make a financial contribution toward the purchase of BBQ items or cakes please let us know.

Many hands make light work, so please put your hand up to raise money to help more children.

Crowdraise on GiveNow

You can now set up a crowdraising page on GiveNow to raise money for the Literacy Foundation for Children. We have enabled crowdraising on our GiveNow page, so that people can set up a page as an individual or a team and help to raise money for children with learning disabilities.

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“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

Nelson Mandela


Do you know the meaning of the word ‘ergophobia’?

Definition: an abnormal fear of work; an aversion to work.

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