IF YOU ARE WORRIED, YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT

Ainsley PoulosUncategorized

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

CHRISTMAS- AN OPPORTUNITY TO DITCH THE IPAD

Ainsley PoulosUncategorized

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING

Ainsley PoulosUncategorized

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