Speech Pathology Blog

  • What is a social communication difficulty?

    The basic purpose of communication is to interact with others and therefore it is no surprise that we are constantly using social skills. Some children and adults have difficulty developing social skills in a typical way and this can cause varying challenges when interacting with others. The individual may be aware or unaware of their […]

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  • What’s involved in treating a stutter?

    Stuttering is a speech fluency disorder where the flow of speech is interrupted. It can impact both adults and children and can be treated at all ages. Treatment for stuttering requires specialist input from a speech pathologist who is trained in a variety of stuttering therapies. The specific therapy used will depend on the individual, […]

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  • What is feeding therapy?

    Feeding therapy is a specialised form of therapy that helps children with feeding difficulties to learn how to eat or can help them to eat better. Children may have difficulties with chewing, drinking, expanding the range of foods they eat, or swallowing foods. Mealtime Routines Creating routines around mealtimes can help your child to learn […]

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  • 3 Children’s Speech Therapy Exercises You Can Do In The Car

    Sometimes it is hard to find time to do homework while working around other commitments with your kids. In the car is a perfect time for busy families. We spend a lot of time in the car and it is a great opportunity to use that time to work on their speech and language while […]

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  • What do I do if my toddler has a speech and language delay?

    If your child has a speech or language delay, contact a Speech Pathologist as soon as you can. It is important to begin intervention as soon as possible to gain better results from therapy and allow children to fully participate in daily interactions and experiences. What is a speech and language delay? Children acquire sounds […]

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  • Top three augmentative communication systems for autism

    There are many augmentative communication systems that can be used with individuals who have been diagnosed with autism. These systems can range from ‘high-tech’ systems such as a speech generating device, a ‘low-tech’ system such as a communication book or a ‘no-tech’ system such as using Australian Sign Language. Below are the three augmentative communication […]

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  • What’s the best assistive technology for communication in 2019?

    Assistive technology is a valuable tool that can be used with children and adults who have little or no means of verbally communicating. Assistive technology provides the individual with an alternate means to communicate their wants, needs, thoughts and ideas, as well as participate in daily activities with independence. The best assistive technology for communication […]

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  • What is augmentative and alternative communication?

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes any method of communication that is used to enhance or replace verbal speech. There are two different types of AAC – aided and unaided systems. Unaided AAC is where you don’t use anything else but your body. These include: Sign language Gestures Facial expressions Body language Aided AAC is […]

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  • Speech therapy games to make learning fun at home

    For speech therapy to be most effective, practice outside of therapy sessions is very important. No matter what goals you and your child are working towards, practicing each day will allow your child to make progress towards achieving these goals. Completing speech therapy at home allows your child to practice the skills they are learning […]

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  • What Do I Do If I Have a Fussy Eater?

    How to recognise and help a fussy eater Having a fussy eater can be a daunting and frustrating experience – we’ll explain what to do and how we can help you. What is fussy eating? There are a number of factors that define a child as being a fussy eater. The range of foods that […]

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  • What Is A Speech Assessment?

    What are speech assessments and how we use them to help you Speech Pathology assessments are a combination of formal and informal assessments. They are specifically tailored to the client and their areas of concern. They assist your clinician to determine areas of strength and weakness to deliver individualized goal setting and therapy. What kind […]

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  • Stuttering – what parents need to know

    Stuttering – what parents need to know Stuttering impacts upon approximately 1% of the population whether it be children, adolescents or adults. This affliction usually starts in early childhood before the commencement of school and may have either a gradual or sudden onset to the symptoms seen or experienced. What causes stuttering? No one knows […]

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  • Strategies For Assisting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    In this blog, we will explore the most common difficulties experienced by individuals with autism spectrum disorder and some of the strategies that can be of assistance across home, education and community settings. How to help with difficulties with language Individuals with autism spectrum disorder may experience a range of difficulties expressing their needs, wants […]

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  • Red Flags of Autism – Learn the Symptoms

    Red Flags for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that affects 1 in 88 children. It impacts upon the way an individual interacts and communicates within their home, school and community environments. Early intervention provides the best outcomes for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The earlier a carer […]

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  • How Do I Know if My Child Needs Speech Therapy?

    When it comes to communication development, there are general communication milestones which determine if a child is progressing appropriately with their speech and understanding abilities. These communication milestones tell us whether their current skills are typical for their age.

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