School Readiness Checklist

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Parents attending our clinic ask: “Do you think my child is ready for school?” Below is a guide to help you to think about your child’s school readiness. Remember: it’s a guide (not an exhaustive list) to provide a framework and some ideas about what you can help your child work towards as school approaches. It may also provide guidance … Read More

CHRISTMAS- AN OPPORTUNITY TO DITCH THE IPAD

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An article published in the Sydney Morning Herald this year has prompted much parent discussion and some hand wringing in our clinic. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/kindergarten-speech-assessment-is-two-years-too-late-20130614-2o970.html In her article on June 15, speech pathologist Annemarie Laurence described a the detrimental effects of having kids “attached” to their iPads. Spending hours glued to a screen certainly gives parents peace and quiet whilst shopping, driving … Read More

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT MY CHILD’S SPEECH

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Good speech impacts literacy and phonics and it is best not to let voice or language comprehension problems slow down your child’s ability to learn.  Don’t hesitate to have your child assessed if you,or a teacher or carer think they are not hitting their developmental milestones. Click here to read more about Speech Therapy for Toddlers & Preschoolers and what … Read More