Holiday language fun

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Holidays are a great time for doing fun activities with kids. Why not use these activities to develop language and literacy skills. Younger children almost seem to “forget” their literacy skills over the holiday break. Older kids can benefit from … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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