early childhood Archives - Newcastle Speech Pathology

  • Busting 5 Myths on Bilingual Language Development

    There are lots of common myths about children growing up hearing two or more languages, and not all of them are true. Our very own Emilia has busted the following five myths that many people have about bilingual language development! Myth #1: I should only speak one language to my child. Speaking in more than […]

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  • Help! My child is really hard to understand.

    ‘Help! My child is really hard to understand.’ We hear this sentence a lot as Speech Pathologists. Join us this month as we talk about speech sounds, and how we can help our Little Ones to become clearer speakers. Week 1   Why is my child hard to understand? By 4 years of age, we […]

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  • The Emerging Art of Conversation

    Can you recall a great conversation that you have recently had? Chances are that you remember it because you were actively involved. Your conversational partner may have asked for your opinion or given you opportunity to speak about yourself and your interests. Perhaps you had a robust debate where both of you were able to […]

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  • Getting Right What We Say!

    Week 1: “You” Messages This month we’re taking some time to think about some of the things that ‘Big People’ say. The reality is, that what we say to our children has a long and lasting impact, well into their future. Every honest parent can confess to a moment of hearing something come out of […]

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  • What to do if your little one starts stuttering

    Last week in our blog, we talked about some of the symptoms of stuttering (also known as stammering or dysfluency). This week we will talk about what to do if your little one starts showing signs of a stutter. As we mentioned in the previous blog, everybody makes mistakes while speaking, corrects themselves and occasionally […]

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  • Getting It Right – Reflections From A Mother Who has Been Right Where You Are

    Alison McDonald, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist Being a parent is a tough gig. No one can disagree. Along the journey, we are often plagued by doubts in our parenting abilities, and swallowed by the uncertainties of what results our efforts will reap. In my early years as a mum, I was swept up thinking about […]

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  • Do iPads Cause Speech and Language Delays in Toddlers?

    Do iPads Cause Speech and Language Delays in Toddlers? Recently I came across an interesting article in the Daily Telegraph titled “Not-so-smart parenting”. The article addressed the possible effects on learning of children who spend too much time with technology. The article by Bruce McDougall quoted statistics indicating that 18% of inner Sydney kindergarten children […]

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  • Late Talkers

    Early developers are easy to spot. They’re the child who is speaking in sentences at one year of age, asking questions and naming all their colours and shapes. But when is a child with average developmental skills considered to be a ‘late talker’? Children can have well-developed skills in a wide range of areas developmental […]

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