Flash Card Making Tips

Flash cards are a great way to summarise your notes, learn definitions and answer single sentence questions. They are good for true and false test questions. Example of a definition flashcard: Side 1: Dyslexia ( put the key term in the middle of the card). Side 2: 1.    Impaired ability to learn to read. 2.    A learning disability in which …

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Child Psychology

Children get stuck from time to time and they need expert help to manage their emotions and deal with issues. We see children every day that benefit from counselling. Children need a safe and secure environment where they can express themselves and get help with anything that they might be struggling with. At School Psychology Services we specialise in working with …

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Establish Good Routines

It is important to establish positive working routines that include work, rest, exercise and play! With study and work it is essential to be organised and on top of things. The saying, “don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”, may be helpful to keep in mind.  Having set hours to study and work are important and will …

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Learning Disabilities (Difficulties)

There are many types of learning disabilities and learning difficulties as we been showed you in this teeth whitening process. Learning disabilities should not be confused with an intellectual disability. An intellectual disability is a severe deficit in cognitive functioning. This is classified by an IQ score of less than 70. An IQ score of 100 is average (range 85 …

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Study Tips – Get it wrong, and then get it right!

New research has shown that getting things wrong actually facilitates learning (Scientific American, 20th October, 2009). Getting things wrong helps with memory and challenges the brain to learn. Students want to get the best mark on their final exams, but they need to challenge themselves to achieve their best. A lot of students make the mistake of writing volumes of …

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Building the Parent – Child Relationship

It is important to build a positive relationship with our children. Life is busy and we often run from one activity to the next. However, one of my clients recently started having a special time with their daughter – they called it “cup cake time!”  She took her to the local coffee shop and they enjoyed cup cakes together (and …

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VCE Study Skills Program

To be successful in VCE it is not only important to work hard but also to know how to study. It helps to be organised and motivated. Clear and well defined goals are essential. And you have to know how to study! Many students write out their notes and try to memorise them, but they are often distracted by the …

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How to Deal with A Bully

Stop the Bully! Bullying is common within our society. It occurs at school, at home and in the work place. It is the nasty part of human nature. Bullying is about power. In particular it is about the abuse of power.  Someone in a position of power seeks to control or influence another person. Why do people bully? Bullies are …

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Career Counselling and Career Choice – What direction is best?

Making a choice about career is a hard one- but if we can understand ourselves better, it makes the decision a lot easier. We will probably all change our career direction a few times in our lives; well that is what the statistics say! I started out with doing a Science Degree – not dreaming about ever becoming a Psychologist! …

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Coping with VCE Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety affect most of us from time to time. Stress and anxiety during VCE is to be expected. Often young people put pressure on themselves to achieve. Parents and school expectations are also factors that contribute to rising stress levels in young people. It is important to have some stress and anxiety about the approaching end of year …

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