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How Speech Pathologists Support Children in Prep

Written by Lauren Crumlish

Many difficulties that children may experience in prep stem from a speech, language or literacy basis – areas that speech pathologists assess, diagnose and treat within.

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2 mins

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What should I expect of my kindy-aged child’s speech sound and language development?

Written by Lauren Crumlish

Parents often wonder about what speech and language skills their child will need for kindy. With prep right around the corner, no time is to be wasted ensuring that your child is set up for success.

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Why Speech Pathologists use Games in Speech Therapy

Written by Lauren Crumlish

If you have been accessing therapy, or are awaiting your first therapy session, you may wonder why you see your therapist approaching with games in tow. Apart from offering the obvious fun, games are used in sessions for several important reasons.

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3 mins

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My Child is Stuttering, Should I be Worried?

Written by Lauren Crumlish

Stuttering is perhaps the most known communication disorders. We often know someone who stutters, and with Hollywood’s exposure in ‘The King’s Speech’ the debilitating impacts of chronic stuttering have become wildly known.

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4 mins

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Why is Reading so Difficult for my Child?

Written by Lauren Crumlish

Home readers, sight words, NAPLAN….while these words are just an ordinary part of the schooling experience for some, for others, they bring huge stress and angst. Often difficulties with these experiences arise from a breakdown in reading.

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6 mins

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Is your child having too much screen time?

Written by Lauren Crumlish

A question and concern that I often receive clinically from parents relates to screen time and ‘how much is too much?’. This can be a tricky question to answer. In our modern society, it feels like IT and media is forever becoming more accessible and in-our-face.

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3 Tips to Get the Best out of Speech Therapy

Written by Lauren Crumlish

Not all therapy sessions are created equal! How well our little ones can engage and remain focused can have a huge impact on how they respond to therapy work. With therapy sessions only lasting for 45 minutes, it is critical that this time is used effectively to maximise outcomes.

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Early intervention, how early is too early?

Written by Lauren Crumlish

When parents have started to realise that their little one’s speech, language or fluency development is falling behind average age expectations, they often ask – what next? Should I just wait? Will they grow out of it? Will they just catch up? Am I overreacting?

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4 mins

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The Impacts of Hearing Difficulties upon Speech and Language Development

Written by Lauren Crumlish

Ear infections can cause significant discomfort for little ones. Often leading to inflammation, pain and general fatigue, they are one element of childhood that we would all prefer to avoid. Unfortunately, ear infections, whether they present with significant symptoms or not, can impact a child’s development in a more ongoing way.

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3 mins

Child Speech and Language Milestones and Goals

Speech & Language Milestones

Written by Lauren Crumlish

A child’s speech and language development is a highly complex, intricate process. Even during periods when it may seem like they are plateauing at a certain development level, their brain is consistently absorbing and processing adult models of speech and language forms. The entire process is a complex yet rapidly occurring one, with an adult-like speech sound and language system emerging by 5 years of age.

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8 mins

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