Speech Disorder Vs. Language Disorder

Speech Disorder Vs. Language Disorder

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My child is having trouble with their SPEECH! My child is having trouble with their LANGUAGE! These 2 sentences may appear to mean the same thing, but to a speech pathologist, they are worlds apart. So how do I describe what I am noticing? What is a language disorder? Is when a child is having…

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REGULATING ATTENTION

  Sometimes we can have difficulty keeping our attention focused. But did you know that our attention is actually resource limited? That’s why it can be hard to do two things at once, like driving and talking. Attention being focused away from goals can sometimes be so disruptive, we enter what is called a ‘ruminative…

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Children and Gaming

With the World Health Organisation adding Gaming Disorder into the International Classification of Diseases Edition 11 the gaming world has gone into chaos, and frustration. Rest assured this does not mean that if you love gaming you will now be diagnosed with a mental illness. However the concern over how much some people sit at…

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How to support your child’s Vocabulary Development

What is vocabulary and why is it important? Vocabulary refers to the words your child is able to understand as well as the words they use in sentences. It is important your child has an age appropriate vocabulary across their entire childhood. From early childhood, your child is using their vocabulary to communicate with you…

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What are school readiness skills?

  ‘School readiness’ measures a child’s development in knowledge, skills and behaviours that collaboratively enable children to participate effectively and succeed in the school environment. Often parents believe that school readiness refers to their child’s ability to perform in academic skill areas such as reading, writing and basic maths. However, this is not the case!…

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How can Occupational Therapy help MY CHILD to play?

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Have you noticed your child removing themselves from group activities? Do they have difficulty playing functionally with toys? Does your child ALWAYS need to be in control of game rules?   If you answered yes to any of these then your child may benefit from occupational therapy!   It might surprise you to know that…

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Why YOUR child needs to swap the iPad for a Book!

  Does “finish your homework, eat your dinner, have your bath AND THEN you can have iPad time before bed” sound familiar? Tablets, iPads, android phones, play station, Wii, Xbox and YouTube … chances are in your household these would be prime examples of your childs favourite pastime activities. Today it is very easy to…

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Sleeping for your Mental Health

  SLEEPING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH Did you know that sleep and the quality of sleep you have significantly impacts your mood, behaviour, emotional wellbeing, the decisions you make and how focused your brain is? If you want to regain your psychological balance, approach life with increased positive energy and more focus, then keep reading!…

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