Supporting Fussy Eaters

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Eating is an easy, enjoyable and natural thing for most children, but for some eating can be hard. They may struggle to manage food or avoid eating. There are many reasons why eating can be hard for kids.  A number … Continue reading

Learning to Move

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As parents we wait in anticipation for our child to take their first steps; ready to snap photos and jot down ages and dates in baby books. Those first steps are a kind of rite of passage from being a baby … Continue reading

Best of 2016!

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2016 has been a busy year. Every week we have shared information with the families and colleagues we work with; as well as parents and professionals all over the world; to help kids learn and develop to their potential. We … Continue reading

Top Toys for Toddlers

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Santa is getting ready for the Talking Matters Christmas Party and he is checking his list for some great toy ideas. Parents often ask what are good toys to buy as gifts for toddlers. Toys can vary enormously in price and … Continue reading

OT Helps Kids Move!

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During OT month we are looking at how OT’s can help kids develop and succeed. One area were OT’s can help kids is with developing their motor skills. Motor skills are about movement. Gross motor skills are the ability to move our … Continue reading

Ready to Write with OT

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This weeks OT blog looks at helping kids be prepared to learn hand writing when they start school. Handwriting is a skill that is important throughout school. There are lots of fun ways to help preschool children develop the skills they need to … Continue reading

OT for Everyday

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Leading up to OT week we are looking at ways that OTs can help you and your child. One way is with support for ADLs “activities of daily living”.  Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) describe the tasks or activities that … Continue reading

Reach your p-OT-ential!

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16th to 22th October is OT week and we are celebrating all month, so we will be focusing the next few posts on OT topics. We will have posts over the next few weeks on a number of OT topics. … 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

Talking Matters turns 10!

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As we celebrate our 10th birthday we wanted to share with you how Talking Matters has grown over the years.  In the beginning Talking Matters began with two speech pathologists and a part time receptionist/speech assistant. All were parents of children … Continue reading