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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...

Reading with your baby

We are often asked by parents “when should you start reading to your baby?”.

My child stutters – What is stuttering?

Stuttering usually begins in early childhood at approximately the age of three years old.

Group therapy or individual therapy for children?

Many speech pathology clinics offer both group therapy and individual therapy sessions.