Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tom revisited Learning Connections after implementing his Learning Connections home program for 6 months. There was great improvement in his reading, in fact Tom is now reading for pleasure.

His classroom behaviour has improved immensely. His teacher stated "He is a different child in the classroom".

Mum says "Last year was awful and so stressful, now the wave of stress has been lifted! 
Another great success story!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Helping two generations achieve!
We now have many children who we have helped in the past bringing their own children to Learning Connections!
30 years ago Shirley bought her son to Learning Connections [formerly ANSUA QLD]. Shirley stated that she had lost him, she couldn’t get through to him and he was unable to display “sensible” behaviour and made no friends at school.
Shirley and her husband had lost friends due to his behaviour because of his extreme hyperactivity and because he scared others by invading their personal space.

He was given a Learning Connections program, dietary changes and structural body work. This resulted in him being able to read for the first time and socialize appropriately.

Despite limited academic achievement in school he is now a successful  business man, he has a great job in management which he loves  and according to Shirley “you saved his life, he is a brilliant father and husband”.  

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Hooray...We did it!!!!!

We did it! Bridge to Brisbane complete! We had a few issues and injuries ( The first 1 km is very steep!) but we all got to the finish!  

Thank you so much to all those who supported us, we really appreciate it and the donations will help families and teachers to access our services.

Next year we are thinking of doing Tough Mudder!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

We have recently had a call from a teacher who began using the Learning Connections School Program with her Year 2 class after attending a Learning Connections workshop in April. She reported that before she started her Learning Connections Program activities a girl in her class was unable to write even one letter let alone a word (she had been at school for 2 years).  After participating in the Learning Connections School Program activities daily for 6 weeks she is now able to write in sentences! It is amazing what a few simple activities can do to help develop solid foundations for learning!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Awareness & Acceptance is key

When browsing the internet you are always able to discover new studies and approaches when it comes to learning disabilities. I know running after the kids takes up most of your time, so you probably never have time to discover new things. That’s where we come in! I highly recommend taking a couple of minutes if you have the chance to read these recent studies, as they really do explain that acceptance and awareness is key in overcoming your child’s learning disability. If you have any questions about the ideas raised in these features, please do not hesitate to approach our friendly staff as they would be more than happy to sit and talk to you! 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Sorry, did someone say Einstein had a learning disability?

I hope you are all as inspired as we were; there are so many opportunities out there for your children.  Just because they are struggling now, sure doesn’t mean they are going to struggle for the rest of their lives. From politicians to individuals who built their own empires – their learning disabilities may seem like a no through road, but it only opens so many more avenues. Never underestimate the state of the mind, as the paths are endless.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

I won’t tell them it’s healthy if you won’t!

I’m sure the mention of broccoli or fish is just a no go when asked ‘what’s for dinner?’ but food is such an important factor when it comes to your children excelling in the class room.  Just like your little ones stomach needs to be satisfied with a meal, so does their brain! Just like The Very Little Hungry Caterpillar, the brain is the first organ of the body to absorb any nutrients from the food we eat, according to Bethany Thayer, MS, RD, a Detroit nutritionist.

Picture sourced on Flickr by Coqui the Chef 
You are always hearing about these “brain foods” but what exactly are they? And how are they beneficial for your child?
1.     Salmon: Excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA – both essential for brain growth and function
2.     Eggs: Great source of protein, especially the yolks which help with memory development
3.     Whole Grains: Source of glucose
4.     Oats: Very nutritious as they are loaded with fiber (excellent for breakfast). Filled with vitamins B & E, potassium and zinc
5.     Berries: All berries! Excellent for the memory!
6.     Beans: include energy from protein and complex carb, with lots of vitamins and minerals
7.     Colourful Vegetables: Tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, spinach are all rich in antioxidants that keep brain cells strong and healthy
8.     Milk & Yogurt: Filled with protein and vitamin B which is essential for the growth brain tissue
9.     Lean meat: Important source of iron which helps children stay energized and concentrate
All these little growing bodies need these types of nutrients to get through the school day and get the most out of their learning. There are so many fun, easy, healthy recipes the kids will love, it’s just about being creative and trying new things. Check out our Facebook page for some healthy treats the kids would love!