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At the back of WILD THINGS there is a list of resources and you will find more here. I will aim to keep this updated and welcome any further suggestions.


Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong

There's an idea about how children learn to read that's held sway in schools for more than a generation — even though it was proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago. Teaching methods based on this idea can make it harder for children to learn how to read. In this podcast, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this idea and the company that sells their work. 

Keep watching to learn more about Scarborough’s Reading Rope and all the ways you can help children build and strengthen their early literacy skills.



The Australian Dyslexia Association is concerned with the well being, identification and treatment of those with dyslexia and related differences and challenges.


Our Vision -For all people with dyslexia to be understood, acknowledged, empowered and to have equal access to opportunity.


Auspeld provides evidence-informed advice, direction and support to families, teachers, schools and specialists wishing to gain an insight into how children and adults learn best.

Speld VIC

Speld NSW

Speld QLD

Speld SA

DSF Literary & Clinical Services (WA)


Facebook Support Groups



AADPA was formed in 2016 by a diverse group of professionals with the common goal of providing a unified professional perspective on the causes, diagnosis, management and treatment of ADHD.


Whether in Australia or globally, ADHD Support Australia strives to meet your needs as an ADHD parent/carer, adult, teen or professional.


We provide a nurturing and friendly online community and live expert speaker events where you can build your knowledge and learn how to manage ADHD.


It became clear that the shared struggles faced by families living with ADHD were having a huge emotional, financial and mental health impact, so a small group of passionate parents decided to form an advocacy group in order to shape a better outcomes for their children.

Mental Health services

There are many ways we can support you in your mental health and wellbeing, and to help you navigate life's challenges. Choose the support pathway that works best for you.

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue is an Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation. They provide support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses

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