Community

Linking children with learning support

06 May 2019

Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties. These include conditions such as ADHD, high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays.

 

Learning difficulties are common and affect up to 15% of children. 17% of all Australian children live in households in poverty and there is a strong correlation between financial disadvantage and learning difficulties.  Ability gaps open up at an early age and tend to increase over time.

 

Learning Links raises awareness of these issues and the need to provide better access to supports for these children.  Raising funds through donations, partnerships and grants, Learning Links offers their services at subsidised rates to children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

“DOOLEYS has been a long-time supporter of Learning Links and through their generous donation of funds and volunteer time, we are able to support hundreds of children in the Cumberland area”, said Kate Whitney, Corporate Partnership Manager at Learning Links.

 

“Over the last 12 months Learning Links has been able to support children at Yates Avenue Public School and Holroyd High School with Speech Therapy programs.”

 

Learning Links has provided children with learning difficulties the therapeutic support they need to function successfully in the learning environment. A Speech Therapist has worked in each school for one day each week, assisting children within the classroom on a group basis and one-on-one with those who require more intensive support.  Across the four school terms, over 200 sessions were conducted supporting an average of 68 children per term.

To find out more about the services that Learning Links offer or to make a donation, please visit https://www.learninglinks.org.au/

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