In honour of Speech Pathology Awareness Week and this year’s theme “Communicating with Confidence”, Sonia Bestulic shares her top ten tips to nurture confident communication in kids. Sonia has been a speech and language pathologist for over 20 years now, having had the the privilege of working with thousands of children and their families to support their communication development – both at oral and written communication levels for a variety of purposes.
She founded the Talking Heads Speech Pathology clinics in Sydney, Australia in 2006, which provides a speech pathology service to individuals of all ages.
To find out more about speech pathology and communication disability, please visit https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/
Tune in to this episode and learn:
- Top 10 Tips to Nurture Confident Communication in Kids
- Facts about the speech pathology profession
- The work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2M Australians who have a
- communication disability
- Various areas speech pathologists currently work on to improve an individual’s communication skills
- How we can increase our children’s confidence by doing one simple thing
- Quick tips on successful communication
“Ultimately, a child needs to feel the benefits of what communication can do for them – it can give them choices, it can meet their needs and wants, it can help them self-regulate and express their emotions. So, whether your child is verbal or whether they’re using a communication device, those opportunities for practice are critical, as is ensuring a positive and successful association with communication.”
Visit the Talking Heads website: https://talkingheads.net.au/
Visit the Chat about Children website to get access to these free e-books:
- 6 Steps to Boost your Child’s First Words
- 4 Power Tools to Ready your Child to Read, Spell and Write
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