October 11, 2016

DYSLEXIA AWARENESS

Make It A Red Letter Day

As many readers of my blog will know, I am very passionate about advocating for those with dyslexia. My advocating (and blog writing) has taken a bit of a back seat recently as my family and I have had a very busy year. In May...

September 9, 2015

What are they are why are they so important for learning to read?

For those of you who have read my previous blogs you will know that I am very passionate about working with children with literacy difficulties. About 80% of the children I see in my clinic now are referr...

June 23, 2015

When my five-year-old daughter began school this year she went armed with a solid knowledge of the sound system of spoken language from a lot of time spent in her preschool years playing around with sounds in words. She had been able to tell me what sound a word began...

February 17, 2015

If your child has seen a Speech Pathologist to help them develop new speech sounds then you’ll know that practising new sounds at home is a vital part of the Speech Pathology process. Learning a new speech sound is just like learning any other new skill, it requires re...

February 17, 2015

How do we teach children new speech sounds?

One of the common areas Speech Pathologists focus on is helping young children develop their speech sounds. Sometimes parents tell me that they've heard their child say a particular speech sound (e.g. 's') but that they don't...

September 24, 2014

"Is my child stuttering?"

This is one of the most common questions parents ask me . I get many calls from parents wondering if their child is stuttering because they're getting stuck on their words. Most of the children are between 2-4 years of age.

Normal Disfluency

One...

May 12, 2014

"There has been lots of research to show that the more words a child understands as a pre-schooler, the better their reading comprehension will be..."

There has been lots of research to show that the more words a child understands as a pre-schooler, the better their rea...

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