Picture this: It’s a beautiful summer’s day. The sounds of nature are echoing the laughter of children. As they explore, run, play, they can feel the crunchy grass under their feet, and the warm sun on their skin… Now, I am sure you are thinking that this doesn’t...
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...
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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
✏️📖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
🌳👨✈️👨🚒👨🍳 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 :-) ... See MoreSee Less
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