IF YOU ARE WORRIED, YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT

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A recent government study found that 20% of preschool children aged between 4-5 years had a speech sound disorder- this is one in five children. When parents were asked what they would do now that  they knew this information, many responded that they would wait until their child started school- that is they would not seek intervention earlier. What many … Read More

“THE THING IS- I STUTTER” MEGAN WASHINGTON TEDX

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A number of parents at our clinic have watched the Tedx talk by Megan Washington. She is a well known Australian singer/song writer who gave the talk – “The things is I stutter”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MegHiL93B0 Typically Megan doesn’t stutter when she sings, and loves singing for that reason – “it’s the only time that my words come out like I intend … 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

WHAT IS THE STORY WITH A LISP?

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I was recently discussing with a friend how the Barcelonans actually call themselves “Barthelonans”. He then regaled me with an amusing story as to why, saying “TH” for “S” is actually peculiar to Spanish speakers in that region of Spain. The phenomenon is called Ceceo. Very few Spanish speakers in other parts of the world use this form of pronunciation. … 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