Let’s Get Prepped for Prep

Let’s Get Prepped for Prep

Are you and your child prepared for Prep? Moving from preschool to primary school is a very exciting time in a child’s life – but it can also be daunting! The language used at school is more demanding and more complex than language used at preschool. This change in...
Get Prepped for Prep

Get Prepped for Prep

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  – Dr. Seuss Starting school is a big milestone – for parents and children. It’s a big step up from Kinder and we want it to go smoothly for everyone.  After...
Using toys in therapy

Using toys in therapy

You don’t have to look far to find motivating toys to work on speech and language goals. Often the gems are found in your house.  In the clinic I am loving Trash Packs coupled with the Trash Pack truck. Trash Packs are mini squashy pieces of rubber with disgusting...
It’s not a box

It’s not a box

It’s Not a Box!! Want to build your child’s imaginative and pretend play? Then this is the book for you!! Written by Antoinette Portis an American writer who lives in California, and presented in eco-friendly brown cardboard construct, this book is a true delight....
Favourite Apps – Pepi Bath

Favourite Apps – Pepi Bath

Another app we like is ‘Pepi bath’ (Lite version). This app has a boy and a girl who need some help to wash their clothes and get ready in the morning. This app is very interactive and lots of fun. This app does not have any spoken vocabulary so you can build in...
Eggs-tra Fun at Easter

Eggs-tra Fun at Easter

The Easter Bunny and Bilby are hard at work getting ready for their deliveries! But in all the hustle and bustle, they found time to share some eggs-tra fun ideas for our friends at PSPS! All you need is some fillable plastic eggs, found at most discount shops. I came...
Telehealth

Telehealth

Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies, for example Skype, or FaceTime. Telehealth could be as simple as two health practitioners discussing a case over the phone or as sophisticated as doing robotic...
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

I have recently had a few children come into the clinic who wish to start or are using some form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Augmentative communication refers to adding or enhancing the communication already used (e.g. using gestures, eye...
The Importance of Phonological Awareness

The Importance of Phonological Awareness

What is Phonological Awareness? It’s an awareness that words: contain beats or syllables (su- per- mar-ket) can rhyme (cat, hat, bat) can start with similar sounds (messy Matilda) are made by blending separate sounds together (f-i-sh makes fish) can be segmented into...
The Importance of Visuals

The Importance of Visuals

“I can’t remember because you took away the pictures” These words were spoken by a 6 year old boy with high functioning Autism. I was doing a formal assessment of his language skills. We had come to the Sentence Recall task where he had only to repeat back what I had...