language development Archives - Newcastle Speech Pathology

  • 5 Ways That Outdoor Play Helps Children Develop Language

    Several years ago, a lovely friend of mine took a challenge. She decided that every day, she and her children would spend at least 3 hours outside. For a year. Over the course of that year, she saw firsthand the physical, emotional and cognitive benefits of outdoor play in her children. Now, years later, that […]

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  • 5 Things I Learned About Language Barriers After Living in Japan

    At the end of last year, my husband Tim and I took 3 months off work and embarked on an adventure to Japan. We volunteered in a local church in the north of Japan, which was great fun. Living and working in a different culture was a unique experience, and we were thrilled to have […]

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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 […]

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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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  • September Theme: What are you Doing? Developing Action Word Vocabulary

    Week 1: Play-Doh Cooking Verbs are words which describe actions, or describe what someone is doing. Words like, ‘run’, ‘push’ and ‘live’. Verbs are super important words. You can’t make a single sentence without one! Our children need a large vocabulary of verbs if they are going to move towards speaking in more complex sentences. […]

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  • An Overlooked Toy for Language Development…

    One of the most underrated toys that we have to play with our children is one that is adaptable, portable, free and most importantly a great deal of fun! It’s you as a parent. When you and your child play together not using other toys, you replace the toy. This is a great thing to […]

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  • Comprehension

    Comprehension Comprehension, also known as receptive language, is understanding what we hear or read. It enables us to make sense of the world and follow instructions. It involves understanding concepts such as size, shape, location, texture and time. As we continue through school, the concepts we are expected to comprehend become more complex and abstract. […]

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  • The Importance of Play

    5 Reasons to turn off the TV and play with your child: It’s fun! You will never regret spending the time together. You have the opportunity to get to know each other. You will be surprised by how much you learn about your child. Your child is growing and changing every day. What makes him […]

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  • Key Word Signing

    Key Word Signing is a means of enhancing communication. Just as the name suggests, you sign the most important or ‘key words’, in your message. The signs used are from Auslan, the Australian official sign language. Who is it for? Key Word Signing (KWS) is for anyone who is having a few challenges communicating through […]

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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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