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Celebrating Small Wins to Achieve Big Goals

Celebrating Small Wins to Achieve Big Goals

As defined by the Collins English Dictionary, to celebrate is to do something enjoyable because of a special occasion or to mark someone’s success. But what does this have to do with speech pathology and the journey we embark on during therapy? At A Growing...

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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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Did you know that the Bus Stop game doesn’t just have to be about addition and subtraction? Today we used it to practice our pronouns (he and she) as well as creating grammatically correct sentences. Mr. B was able to speak about who was getting on and off the bus and about what they could be doing when they got off, all whilst using our he and she words! This is also great for turn taking and following the rules of a game. Have fun at the Bus Stop 🚍 ~Shaylee ... See MoreSee Less

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💻 New Blog Post 💻

We know that at this time of year parents can feel over overwhelmed with how to support their child's reading skills in addition to other weekly commitments. Whether your child is just beginning their reading and writing journey or they are now tackling abstract comprehension and structured writing pieces, we have some simple steps that you can incorporate into your day to support your child’s reading development. Read our latest blog (link in comments) for details.

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Assessments are an essential part of our service, but let’s face it, they are not necessarily the most exciting for our clients. How do we get around that? Make it FUN! Today Mr. S. got through a whole speech assessment by earning duplo blocks for every picture he said- and just look at this epic farm he was able to create! ... See MoreSee Less

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For children who are developing their early language skills, it can be really effective to ‘set up’ your play situation to encourage more reasons and opportunities to communicate. Today with Mr C, I know that he LOVES my sticky Spider-Man toy and the stamps so I simply put them in a see-through container and (tightly!) closed the lid. This created a whole new reason for Mr C to communicate with mum and I -rather than quickly launching into our activity, he had to ask for help opening the jar! A small but crucial step towards establishing the building blocks of communication development 🙂 ~Melissa ... See MoreSee Less

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

Port Stephens
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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