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How to Navigate Your Speech Pathology Journey

How to Navigate Your Speech Pathology Journey

Understanding the steps to take when embarking on your speech pathology journey can be daunting. Perhaps you have noticed that your child isn’t speaking as clearly as their peers. Maybe your child has just been diagnosed with a language delay, and you start to...

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Beating Back to School Blues

Beating Back to School Blues

It is hard to believe that January is almost at an end. It seems like only yesterday that the shops were advertising Boxing Day Sales. Now I am navigating through drink bottles, lunch boxes and book packs during my weekly grocery shop. But nonetheless, it is back to...

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Ready or Not: Understanding School Readiness

Ready or Not: Understanding School Readiness

If you are a parent with children aged 4 – 5 years, chances are you have heard the concept of school readiness and spent most of this year asking: “How do I know if my child is ready for school”? It can be such a daunting prospect for both you and your child, and the...

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Fun in Therapy and the Importance of Play

Fun in Therapy and the Importance of Play

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning. - Diane Ackerman As speech pathologists who work with children, we have seen and heard some truly funny things in our therapy sessions. One that springs to mind was when I was working with a young boy on procedures and...

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Awards Recognition the Icing on the Cake

Awards Recognition the Icing on the Cake

I am pleased to announce that A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology has been selected as finalists in the 2018 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards in FIVE categories – Business of the Year, Young Business Executive, Excellence in Customer Service by the Whole...

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How to Use Books to Teach Children Inclusion

How to Use Books to Teach Children Inclusion

Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone.  We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach. - Helen Henderson We’ve all experienced exclusion in one way or another. Maybe you were left out as a child, or perhaps your own child has come home crying...

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How to Teach Your Child to Blow Their Nose

How to Teach Your Child to Blow Their Nose

A blocked or runny nose can have a significant impact on your child's speech, particularly children who already experience speech or language difficulties. They can become harder to understand, and make the whole situation of a child being unwell much more...

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🐰HAPPY EASTER 🐣 😂 Friday Funny!! 😂

Did you know that 76 percent of people eat the ears on a chocolate bunny first? 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent start on the tail!

Wherever you start, we hope you end with a chocolate-filled, relaxing and happy Easter with your friends and families.

#fridayfunny #speechpathology #speechtherapy #newcastlemums #newcastle #lakemacquarie #portstephens
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This week, I have been spending some time talking to families about ‘offering choices’ to children that keep interactions going and to reduce protests. This is a good summary about why offering choices can be helpful and how to do it! ~ LaurenThe importance of offering controlled choices 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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✏️📖A fantastic first day of learning at the Hanen ‘More Than Words’ training program today. This wonderful program trains speech pathologists to upskill parents of children with Autism or social communication difficulties in the areas of building interactions and language skills. It was such a privilege to learn from the experts and collaborate with other passionate speech pathologists - looking forward to day 2 tomorrow! ~Melissa & Jess :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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🌳👨‍✈️👨‍🚒👨‍🍳 An amazing 25 happy children joined us for ‘Stories Under the Tree’ this morning! With so many bubbly, inquisitive kiddies today, we took the opportunity to discuss the stories in more detail - we used the pictures to make predictions about the story, discussed who/what/when/where and why questions relating to the plot and related our own personal experiences to the stories. These are all simple ways that you can enrich shared book experiences with your child to further nurture their language development.
Join us next month on Wednesday, 8th May for our next gathering for ‘Stories Under the Tree’ - I think I’ll need to bring an extra picnic rug! ~Melissa :-)
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HI FIVE Ivy! ✋🏻 Ivy is now recognising the first sound in words and is blending sounds back together to make words! Both are so important for speech and literacy skills! Congratulations Miss Ivy! 🎉🎈 ~ Jess ... See MoreSee Less

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Building E, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown NSW

Our Locations

Lake Macquarie
Unit 7-8, 48 Oakdale Road, Gateshead NSW

Port Stephens
Building E, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown NSW

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