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How to Make the Most of Your Child’s Speech Therapy Sessions

How to Make the Most of Your Child’s Speech Therapy Sessions

Hi again! We thought of coming up with a different blog post this time. Something that could benefit all parents, but especially those just starting out on their speech therapy journey. We love seeing our lovely clients regularly and it’s always a pleasure getting to know ‘our’ children and their families. Over the years we …

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Is my child a Late Talker?

Is my child a Late Talker?

How do you know if your child is a late talker? A late talker refers to a toddler (18-30 months) who has a good understanding of language and meets other development milestones i.e., play skills, social skills, motor skills, but has a limited vocabulary expected for his/her age. It has been found that approximately 13% …

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Different types of speech difficulties: Articulation and Phonological errors

Different types of speech difficulties: Articulation and Phonological errors

What is speech development? There are many aspects a speech pathologist considers when assessing a child’s speech development, including whether a child has articulation or phonological errors. All children, from babies, to toddlers, to preschoolers, to school-age kids will make mistakes with their speech sounds as they learn to talk. These mistakes are a normal …

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My 5 Favourite (tried and tested!) Books for Toddlers/Young Children

My 5 Favourite (tried and tested!) Books for Toddlers/Young Children

Books are one of the favourite and most-used tools as a Speech Pathologist. There are so different types of books available out there. From baby bath books, ‘lift the flap’ books to puzzle books. I could go on and on about the ways you can use books for different ages, babies to toddlers to school …

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Using Bubbles for Language Development

Using Bubbles for Language Development

How can you use bubbles to encourage your toddler’s language development?   We use bubbles A LOT in our sessions with young children. It is a great ice breaker activity when getting to know infants and toddlers. However, they are not just a fun activity for the sake of having fun … bubbles are a …

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Development of Speech Sounds – Is my Child on Track? … Age 3 1/2

Development of Speech Sounds – Is my Child on Track? … Age 3 1/2

What sounds should my child be able to say at 3 ½ years: By 3 ½ years, your child should be able to say and use these sounds: p        b        t        d        k        g        m        n        h        w        f        y   An easy way to check if your child is using these sounds correctly is …

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Time to Talk with Books

Time to Talk with Books

Why is sharing books with your child beneficial? Even babies love books! Looking at books with your children, even from a young age, provides opportunities for developing  early communication skills,such as: Joint attention Attention and Listening Vocabulary development Use of sentences Conversational skills Print awareness Children need to hear many words and often. Books expose …

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What funding is available to access private speech therapy services?

What funding is available to access private speech therapy services?

What can I claim back for private speech therapy services? Private speech pathology services incur a fee. The fee charged will vary depending on the practice and the type of services needed.  Private Health Funds You can claim rebates for speech pathology services from you private health fund depending on your level of cover  and …

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