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The role of the Speech Pathologist in aged care

As Australia’s population continues to age, the speech pathologist’s role in aged care...

Talking to someone with a communication difficulty… What to do!

Communication is a basic human right. Imagine having difficulty communicating…

The effects of handheld screen time on speech/language development

In the old days, watching TV and using the computer used to be the only screen time we had.

Ear Infections – How do they affect your child’s speech and language development?

‍Otitis media is the name for a fluid build-up in the middle ear due to inflammation...

Baby sign language – what is it, how do you do it, and why does it help?

Natural gesture and baby sign language (or key word signing) are terms you may have heard...

How can a Speech Pathologist help?

When I inform people that I am a Speech Pathologist, the typical reply is...

How can a Speech Pathologist help me if I have Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is caused by the deterioration of neurons in the brain that produce...

Creating a language-rich environment for your toddler

Children learn speech and language by exploring, listening, watching, babbling, playing...

Tips for reading with your child

Many parents appreciate how important reading books with their child is.

Three of the best toys for language development

As speech pathologists we often get asked what the best toys are to support the language...

I can’t understand my child. Is this normal?

Did you know that learning to speak involves some of the most complex muscle movements...

Cleft Lip and Palate

A cleft lip and palate occurs when some of the lip and/or palate does not join up properly...