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

SPEECH TRAINING MAKES A DIFFERENCE- RAILCORP THINKS SO :)

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I’m sure I’m not the only one that shouted “hooray”, when they read “Sydney rail staff to get speech training” in the Sydney Morning Herald today. The article stated that “rail staff were going to be sent to speech classes to make their announcements on stations easier to understand”, in a bid to eradicate “muffled and incomprehensible announcements”. The NSW transport … Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING

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I think Sam DeBrito’s article in the Sydney Morning Herald SMH 19/8/12  tapped into every parent’s greatest fear when their kids struggle with literacy. Literacy is the key to the door of participating in life – even looking for a job is virtually impossible without it. Sam’s experience of looking for literacy help also showed that even finding help with reading … 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