Language for Literacy

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At Talking Matters we know learning literacy skills is crucial for school success. We also know that literacy is challenging for many of the children we support who have developmental challenges. Find out how you can support your child to … Continue reading

Why kids need play!

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Play is a vital part of learning and developing as a child.  Parents who understand the importance of play, offer their child quality, age appropriate play experiences and take time to play with their child are helping their child to … Continue reading

Learn while you wait

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At Talking Matters we are passionate about parents making the most of teachable moments to help children learn. For children who visit us regularly whether for therapy or because they are waiting for a sibling, time spent in the waiting … Continue reading

A Mum’s ASD tips

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At Talking Matters we believe that working in partnership with parents is the most effective way to work with children with ASD (and any other kids too). We don’t have a magic wand that we use when do therapy, rather … Continue reading

How else can speech pathologists help?

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Are you wondering how a speech pathologist can help your child? You may be surprised to find they do much more than “just speech”!  Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, swallowing, fluency and … Continue reading

Supporting Kid’s Speech

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Do you know a child who needs support for speech skills? Children with speech delays and disorders can struggle with social interactions and sometimes behaviour due to the frustration and isolation of not being able to communicate. Longer term speech delays can … Continue reading

Would speech therapy help?

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Are you wondering if speech therapy is what your child needs? Read on to find out more. When should I call a speech pathologist? Speech pathologists can help when kids have problems with communication, including speech, language, literacy and social … Continue reading

Speech, Language and School Success

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Literacy skills including reading, reading comprehension, written language and spelling are vital skills that affect children’s success in all areas of learning at school. Literacy is the way that children access information in all subject areas and is also how … Continue reading

Christmas fun!

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School holidays are not far away and Christmas is on the way. Talking Matters would like share some Christmas activities that your family can enjoy together. These activities are fun but are also a way to help your kids learn valuable language, motor … Continue reading

Give books for Xmas

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Parents often ask what are good ideas for things to get their child for Christmas to help develop their speech and language skills. Including some books in your child’s stocking gives them a lasting gift which is valuable for so many reasons. Books introduce children … Continue reading