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Thumb sucking Sucks!

“I can’t get my child to stop!”  so many exasperated parents proclaim. As a Speech Pathologist my work entails looking at the physical features of  the mouth, inside and out; and a super common feature i observe when it comes to children’s teeth is an over jet of the teeth, where …

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My child CHOOSES not to speak!

My daughter is happy to talk at home, but NOT at many OTHER PLACES or with MANY OTHER PEOPLE! Going back a couple of years, my two year old was a very confident, outgoing little girl; who loved singing, dancing and storytelling. From a parent point of view; I had …

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Marvellous Maestros

I love giving instruments as gifts to younger children – the parents often roll their eyes at me, with a half-hearted ‘thanks’ as they imagine the “noise” that will soon descend upon them… But hey, it will keep the kids busy, and even busier and more fun, if you can …

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Books, books, books – always a great gift idea!

Books can offer so much to our little ones; as well as some quality time together with parents/ carers. I had the pleasure of contributing to an article published in The Daily Telegraph last month; which offers some great information about the wonderful important benefits of books… check out the link …

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What’s the best age to start Speech Pathology intervention?

This is often a question parents ask themselves and to me, when they call to enquire as to whether it is appropriate for their child to have a Speech Pathology assessment. Often parents wonder if their child is too young. The answer is, it depends on the concern! So for a …

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Teaching your child another language… Ciao!

This is one of my favourite topics to talk and write about! It may be the case that you are in a family dynamic that already speaks a language other than English at home; or you have children learning another language at their primary school. Toddlers and preschoolers can also …

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