The transition back to school can be a worrying time for many of our kids especially if they are transitioning to a new school, or are not in a class with their friends. There are a few things we can do to help make this transition easier! Get back into the typical school routine about a week before school goes back – no more holiday bed times! Detail can often be calming – walk through
As speech pathologists we can assist in the development of many early literacy skills as phonological awareness (also referred to as PA). PA is the way we can identify sounds, manipulate sounds for blending (putting them together), segmenting (pulling them apart) and recognising patterns such rhyme or alliteration ( words that start with the same sounds- think “She sells sea shells by the sea shore”)! While this all may sound like a huge area there
We have probably all heard music in a least some capacity whether it be on the radio, at a concert or off a CD, but did you know music can be used to build speech & language as well? Music is an affordable tool that is easily accessed via a any device with an internet connection, or even a television in the home environment and can be used in various ways to encourage communication and
Coming up to the holiday season, we are all super excited about having all the presents wrapped and under the tree. Turns out with all the wrapping, we’ve been left with the inner cardboard tubing of the wrapping paper roll. Most of us tend to throw out cardboard tubes. It doesn’t mean there isn’t any use for it. Turns out cardboard tubes are handy. You’ll never believe how many uses they have! Below are a few
Frequent feedback we get from parents is –  How do I incorporate my child’s goals in everyday activities? There are so many language opportunities to be found around the home, part of our role as therapists is helping you identify these and using these to your child’s advantage. Below are some examples of things you can do in everyday environments. Speech Therapy Homework shouldn’t be a chore – for you or your child – but