What We Offer

We offer Education Consultancy Services for School and Educational Centres

Full Learner Profile Assessment

All assessments completed at Learning Matters are for the purpose of therapy. These enable us to formulate a personalised and diagnostic intervention plan.

This assessment evaluation is used a to gain a diagnostic understanding of a student’s learning profile. It details where a student’s strengths and challenges lie and culminates in specific learner recommendations and a diagnostic education plan outlining the path forward for each individual student.

This assessment includes gathering background information, intelligence measures (verbal and non verbal intelligence), oral language skills, word recognition, decoding, spelling, phonological processing, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary.

We aim to provide a wrap around service to families and schools putting the child at the centre, therefore this assessment includes a one hour follow up consult with the family and a representative from the child's school. This evaluation may also identify if a child has a profile consistent with dyslexia.

Cogmed Working Memory Training

Working Memory is the greatest predictor of academic success. Cogmed is an evidence-based cognitive training program for anyone who wants to sustainably improve their working memory capacity. It is a program that can make a significant difference to a individual who has attention and learning difficulties.

As with all effective cognitive training programs, they require hard work and commitment in order for changes to occur. They depend very largely on the specificity and intensity of practice and on the participant's readiness to train.

It is for this reason that the Cogmed program is only ever provided through an accredited Cogmed coach. We know that when a coach is present, adherence to the program is greatly enhanced.

It’s a bit like having a personal coach for the gym - when there is someone watching your progress and supporting you through the challenging days, you are more likely to successfully see it through. You are more likely to notice and practice your new skills and get the best results.

If you are interested in the Cogmed program for you or your child, your first step is to book your self or your child, and to allocate your coach. The coach will help you assess an individuals eligibility for training and then monitor and support them all through the process.

School Start up

Knowing a student’s learner profile right at the beginning of their school journey is valuable to both educators and parents. Learning Matters offers a school start up assessment which consists of the following; school start up checklist, early literacy and numeracy skills, a working memory screen.

Working memory is the biggest predictor of academic success. Give your five year old the best start to school that you can, and ensure they are on the road to literacy and numeracy success right from day one.

Mini LM Maths

A Mini Learning Matters Maths assessment informs the development of a diagnostic education plan that will inform the LM educator(s) of the student’s mathematics learner profile. It assesses the fundamental skills of success in numeracy, including a working memory screen. This mini assessment takes 1.5 hours to complete and is suitable for those parents who have made the decision to invest in support for their child.

Mini LM Literacy

A Mini Learning Matters Literacy assessment informs the development of a diagnostic education plan that will inform the LM educator(s) of the student’s literacy learner profile. It assesses the fundamental skills for success in literacy, including a working memory screen. This mini assessment takes 1.5 hours to complete and is suitable for those parents who have made the decision to invest in support for their child.

Education Services

We specialise in support for students aged 4 years to adults

MSL Sessions (Group)

Multisensory Language educators teach reading and spelling skills directly and explicitly through a multisensory, structured and systematic approach. An MSL group session includes two students, grouped suitably by learner profile, memory and processing capabilities.

These two students work with one MSL specialist educator. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. The educator teaches according to the student’s diagnostic education plan (formulated from a Mini Literacy Assessment) and the Learning Matters Scope and Sequence.

Skype MSL Sessions (1 on 1)

This session includes one MSL specialist educator to one student. Lessons are delivered via the medium of Skype and are therefore suitable for distance students who are not able to be physically present in centre.

The Learning Matters educator teaches reading and spelling skills directly and explicitly through a multisensory, structured and systematic approach.

Skype sessions include ongoing monitoring of homework tasks and the inclusion of supported reading development through the use of decodable texts which are sent prior to the lesson. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.

The educator teaches according to the student’s diagnostic education plan (formulated from a Mini Literacy Assessment) and the Learning Matters Scope and Sequence.

Maths Sessions (1 on 1)

This session includes one specialist educator to one student. The Learning Matters educators teach fundamental mathematics skills and strategies directly and explicitly through a multisensory, structured and systematic approach. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. The educator teaches according to the student’s diagnostic education plan (formulated from a Mini Maths Assessment).

Half Day Learning

Half Day Learning Sessions from 12.30pm-3pm one day per week is suitable specifically for identified dyslexic learners. Two educators work with up to 8 students.

This opportunity provides a combination of both the MSL group and Maths group sessions in the one afternoon as well as the camaraderie of working with other like minded students in a safe and supported environment.

MSL Sessions (1 on 1)

This session includes one MSL specialist educator to one student. The Learning Matters educator teaches reading and spelling skills directly and explicitly through a multisensory, structured and systematic approach.

Sessions are 50 minutes in length. The educator teaches according to the student’s diagnostic education plan (formulated from a Mini Literacy Assessment) and the Learning Matters Scope and Sequence.

Maths Sessions (Group)

Learning Matters educators teach fundamental mathematics skills and strategies directly and explicitly through a multisensory, structured and systematic approach.

A maths group session includes no more than three students, grouped suitably by learner profile, memory and processing capabilities.

Students work with one specialist educator. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. The educator teaches according to the student’s diagnostic education plans (formulated from a Mini Maths Assessment).

One Day Learning

One Day Learning is an inclusive and unique day of learning for students who have a learning profile consistent with dyslexia, gifted and talented and or those with other identified language learning needs.

Our One Day Learning enables students with language based learning differences an opportunity to achieve long term academic success through the development of the necessary foundations of literacy and numeracy, while also encouraging growth in self esteem, self efficacy and social skills.

The programme is delivered by passionate educators who are trained in a range of evidence-based teaching approaches and theories. Learning activities are delivered in a multi sensory way using a range of specialist resources.

The day includes literacy, numeracy, skills based sessions with a focus on assistive technology, food preparation, a facilitated sports session, and a passions and or science based focus. The ultimate day of learning.