Different Thoughts, Different Feelings.

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Theory of mind is the ability to understand that other people have different knowledge, thoughts and feelings to our own. Theory of mind is important for communicating effectively, developing social skills and empathy. Children develop theory of mind over time … Continue reading

Learning about Emotions

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Understanding and managing emotions is an important part of our social development, which impacts on our ability to relate to others as well as to regulate our own behaviour. Children begin to learn about emotions very early in life. They need … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day!

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It’s Father’s Day so today’s post looks at why Dads are important to kids in all kinds of ways. You probably don’t need an excuse to celebrate the dad in your family but here are 10 reasons anyway, based on some … Continue reading

Ready for Books!

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It is never to early to introduce your child to books and the sooner you do, the more time your child has to develop the skills to be ready for developing formal reading and writing skills when they start school. … Continue reading

Book Week, All About Stories!

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The theme for this years Book Week is “Australia, Story Country”. Stories play and important part in child’s learning both at school in terms of learning literacy and at home in terms of learning language skills.  So why are stories … Continue reading

Speaking of books!

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As we say goodbye to Speech Pathology Week, we can look forward to Book week coming up on the 20th of August. The Talking Matters team are planning to dress up to celebrate and we look forward to seeing lots … Continue reading

About Speech Pathology

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A speech and language assessment may be recommended if your child is having difficulties communicating, shows speech or language skills below the level expected for their age or is having difficulties with learning. Speech and language skills may also be … Continue reading

Preschool Social Development

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Some children develop social skills easily and naturally while others need extra help. How do we know whether kids need help or not? Let’s look at typical children’s development of some key social skills. This week we will look at … Continue reading

Struggling? Could it be language?

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Do you know a child who is struggling at school? Language delays and difficulties are one of the most common reasons why children struggle to learn and yet a language assessment is often not suggested for several years after concerns … Continue reading

Barrier games for fun learning!

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Speech pathologists love barrier games and they are great for parents, teachers, support workers and child care workers too, really anyone who works with children. Barrier games are a fun way to develop listening skills, oral language skills, social language skills, … Continue reading