Can your child hear the teacher?

Tympanogram tests for eardrum function. If the test results in a perfect bell curve, it means that the eardrum is functioning and therefore that the child’s hearing is currently ok. If the test doesn’t show a bell curve then there may be a problem with the eardrum and hearing may be compromised. This may simply be fluid in the ear causing pressure on the drum.…

Pen Grip Troubles?

Several of our students have trouble with their pencil grip. The most common issue I find at the moment is that they grasp the pencil too tightly.  When they have white knuckles they tire quickly, writing becomes less legible and they become frustrated easily. Here are a few photos that show how the pencil should be held, with a little homemade device to assist. Thanks…

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention

Dr. David Kilpatrick’s National Tour. Nicole attended Dr. David Kilpatrick’s National Tour organized by LDA. Dr. Kilpatrick presented on ‘Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention’. Julie and Nicole are currently reading through and summarising interesting and important information to share with parents. We will share snippets of information with you over the next few weeks. In summary… Dr. David…