Our Services

Our services are designed to support the child's individual needs & to work closely with the parents and the school.

Diagnostic Educational Assessments

At The Hills Learning Centre the aim of our assessments is not only to identify a child’s weakness in his/her learning, but to also highlight the strengths. Our formal diagnostic assessment tools are standardised and commercially produced, and are recognised by educational institutions and schools. Our informal assessments tools are based on observations of the child’s learning behaviours and responses to activities and stimuli presented to him/her.

After the assessment, parents are ‘walked-through’ each test item through a detailed written report, receiving details of their child’s strengths and learning gaps that have been identified by the assessments. It is vital that parents are well informed about their child’s learning profile.

Irlen's Syndrome Screening

Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests. We are able to screen for this syndrome with a short and simple procedure. For more information, use the link below.

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Tutoring-individual and small groups

In most instances, tutoring is on an individual basis. This way each child receives clear and explicit instruction to help him/her acquire the skills missing. An error-free, positive-teaching approach is used. Periodically, a small group course of learning in a specific area is offered. Groups can run with a minimum of 4 students and up to a maximum of 10, at a reduced cost.

Holiday Programs

Each school holiday a variety of short courses is offered through our Holiday Programs. The courses are for all students and not limited to children with special needs. E-mail the centre for more information.

School liaison

The Hills Learning Centre encourages communication with the child’s school to ensure consistency in learning and for the reinforcement of new skills between the centre, school and home.

Student mentoring & goal setting

Motivation is the key to good learning as is setting goals and knowing how to achieve them. At The Hills Learning Centre we are able to provide Year 6- 12 students with individual mentoring sessions focussing on goal setting, time management and reaching personal best.

Parent Support

Parents receive support each week at the end of the tutoring session, through feed-back and strategies on how to support their child’s learning at home. Our Free Parent & Community Seminars are held at the centre every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm and are a wonderful opportunity to support and be supported, share ideas and learn from each other’s experiences, have a cuppa away from the kids and chat to other parents and community members.

Psychology services available

Full Psychometric Assessments and therapy sessions are available by appointment through the centre by a qualified Educational Psychologist.

Advocacy Services

Clients and their parents/carers have the right to involve an advocate of their choice; in the assessment, monitoring and review of their service plans. The Hills Learning Centre can assist clients and their parents/carers to find an advocacy service to best suit their needs.