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

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 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

Preparing for reading

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Learning to read and write is probably the biggest schooling achievement for children and for many also the biggest challenge. We know that literacy effects all other areas of learning. Research has told us lots about what makes kids good or … 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 learning and development. Including some books in your child’s stocking gives them a lasting gift which is valuable for so many … Continue reading

Talk with me now I’m at school

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Whether your child is in junior primary or further on parents often ask “Do I need to help my child with language now they are at school?” The answer to this is“yes!” When children start school their language skills still continue … Continue reading

Talk with me – about books!

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Talking with your child as you share books together is shown time and time again to be one of the most important things you can do to help your child develop literacy skills. There are many things families can do … Continue reading

3 language texts for school

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When children reach school age an important part of their language development is their ability to form “texts”. These are units of language that contain a number of sentences linked together. Oral or spoken texts begin in the preschool years when … Continue reading