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

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

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

10 ways to use puppets

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Puppets are a fun and exciting way encourage children to learn language and social skills. Their use allows children to learn to express themselves and interact with others in an exciting and engaging way. They are diverse, inexpensive and can … Continue reading

All about speech sounds

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Sometimes it is hard to know when to be concerned about a child’s speech and when to “wait and see”. Often parents are given different advice by well meaning people such as “boys are slower” or “all kids are different”. … Continue reading