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10 Tips for Supporting Language Development at Home

If you are concerned about your child’s language development the best thing you can do is see a Speech Pathologist. But perhaps it’s not possible for you to access support immediately, but you’d like to be doing something while you wait. Maybe you have a child who you feel could benefit from just little bit …Continue reading

Help us find “Toowoomba’s Favourite Children’s Book” – vote now!

In conjunction with the Toowoomba library we are on the hunt for Toowoomba’s favourite children’s book. The nominations are in and now we need your vote so we can find out which book is the winner! It only takes 5 secs – choose your favourite (or favourites if you can’t narrow it down to just one). …Continue reading

Easy way to help a child understand other’s perspectives

Just thought I’d share a little trick I’ve used a few times now to help children who can’t understand that someone else might have different priorities to them and therefore might feel differently about the same situation. It has been really useful in particular for high functioning ASD students in their relationships with peers, teachers …Continue reading

Joining words together – 3 strategies to help your child use two word phrases

When children are using lots of single words, they may need some help to learn how they can put words together to make short sentences. There are also a number of different types of two word phrases. As a quick refresher for those of you who can’t remember school English a noun is a naming …Continue reading

How Children Learn to Read

 This post will be decidedly more technical than most of our articles but we feel it’s a vitally important subject area for parents and teachers to understand despite it’s complexity so pardon the jargon (we’ve tried to explain terms throughout for you)! Learning how to read requires several skills working together in a complex, harmonious …Continue reading

The value of play

According to Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research”. If we want our children to figure out the world we need to allow them time and space to play in a variety of ways. Beyond that though we also need to teach our children HOW to play. Earlier this year I attended a workshop …Continue reading

Transforming Picky Eaters into Peaceful Feeders

How to stop table tantrums, manage mealtime meltdowns and nourish a child who struggles to eat or refuses foods. Picky eating and feeding problems is frustrating for children and exhausting and nerve-wracking for parents. We want you and your child to find joy in sharing meals together and for your child to enjoy the nutritional …Continue reading

What to expect from your child’s speech therapy assessment

A Mum asked what to expect from an assessment the other day and I thought there are probably lots of other parents who feel overwhelmed or confused by this process. So today I’m going to let you all know what is reasonable to expect from your initial consultation with a speech therapy professional. Then I …Continue reading

Is speech therapy worth it?

I had a friend ask me the other week whether speech therapy was worth the time and money or should you just wait and see if they grow out of it. It was an honest question and I appreciated his forthright approach. In response to that I want to share a few little known facts: …Continue reading

Strategies to help children with listening difficulties

• Remember listening difficulties are not the same as hearing difficulties, speaking more loudly or clearly will not always help. The difficulty lies not in receiving the signal but rather the quality and then internal processing of the auditory signal. • Eliminate background noise (e.g. fish tanks, traffic, computers, people talking) or if this is …Continue reading

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