Exciting new service: Unique Child Educational Experiences

We are proud (and very excited) to announce that the amazingly talented Jane Loveday (teacher by background) will soon be offering uniquely tailored educational experiences for children to help them learn how to learn. Described as a “whole classroom and curriculum tailored to one unique child”. Jane will guide your child to learn how to learn, step by step. This isn’t tutoring or teaching or therapy, it’s a holistic educational experience specifically designed for your child’s personal needs and preferences. She is amazing with children with ASD, ADHD, SPD etc and will be offering this unique service from our rooms at Chatterbugs soon. Jane will also be offering consulting services to help train teachers and school staff in how to help your individual child to learn and participate more fully. If anyone is interested just send us an email at chatterbugs@gmail.com and we can provide some more details. These services will be such an asset to our community and are sorely needed for “those children”. Maybe your child is one of “those children”. The kids that try their hardest but struggle to fit into a system that doesn’t work for them. The kids that the teacher just doesn’t seem to understand. The kids whose behaviour is communicating something but others can’t see through it to the feelings behind. We believe “those children” have something special to contribute to the world and deserve to learn how to learn and to love learning like any other child. Jane has the heart, skills and experience to be able to reach and understand what children need and then create an environment where they...

The importance of customer feedback

We are lucky in Toowoomba to have a wide variety of medical and allied health services that deliver excellent care, but none of us can improve if we don’t get feedback. We’ve had some new families choose us to help their children recently and these parents have commented on how different our service was to some other health services they had experienced in other locations. I hope that the experiences they relayed were rare experiences but the feedback they’ve provided on our service has helped us to know how we can continue to improve our service. We encourage families to provide as much feedback as possible to their health service providers because we know from firsthand experience that it makes a real difference and often if there’s an issue there’s a simple solution we can easily put in place if we only know there is a problem. Sometimes people only provide feedback when they have a complaint to make so were were extremely grateful to these clients for providing feedback on the things they loved. This helps us to know what to keep doing or to do more of. Here are 3 things we are continuing to focus on at Chatterbugs because our clients love it: 1. Parents get the answers they need. One mother related how with many medical and health appointments she feels like she answers a barrage of questions from the professional but that then her questions don’t get clearly answered in return. She said, “I love Chatterbugs’ Simple Steps Plan that outlines exactly where are are, where we are going and the first steps to get there.” For every new assessment...

Sight words success

Sight words are vital for developing fluency in reading – and they can be the bane of a parent’s existence after the first flush of excitement of starting to learn to read settles down! The pressure that comes with trying to keep up with the expectations for reading progress can get in the way of a child developing a love reading and all that comes with it. In this episode, Lisa Hudson interviews fellow Speech Pathologist and author of “The Essential Sight Words Guide For Parents”, Rachel Tosh. Rachel and Lisa discuss some key (and simple) strategies to take the pressure down several notches when teaching children sight words and help to make reading easier and more enjoyable. Listen to the interview here Buy the ebook...