Phonological processing refers to the ability to distinguish and process sounds in spoken words. It is often confused with hearing acuity, but it’s separate to hearing in that the problem is not with the ear. Individuals with phonological processing difficulties often have average hearing, but...

Praise is one of the most powerful tools in our teaching toolbox, no matter the age group we are teaching (yes, including adults). Whether you’re a teacher or a parent helping your child, how we praise can engage or demoralise, empower or cause learned helplessness,...

After years of reviews, legislation and funding allocation, we are still yet to see effective education reform for students with specific learning difficulties. Legislation and reviews seem to take an extremely long time to filter down to teaching practice, if it happens at all. Many...

The Australian government recently released a statement saying they are disappointed the hundreds of millions they’ve spent on school improvement initiatives, a key factor being standardised tests, has made virtually no impact on student achievement levels. “A plateau in performance is not good enough at...