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3 signs to watch out for to decide if your child needs a Speech Pathologist

There are so many things to think about as a parent, that we are often left doubting ourselves by the million little decisions we have to make every day. Some decisions are menial and some are very important that could possibly have significant...
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Four sobering truths about school-age children who stutter

Stuttering typically starts in the pre-school years – between 2 and 4 years of age.   In some cases, however, stuttering only starts or becomes noticeable later on in childhood or early adolescence. There is so much conflicting...
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Link Between Speech Clarity and Literacy

One of the most common communication problems that paediatric speech pathologists work with are “speech sound” delays and disorders, as 10-15% of pre-schoolers have speech sound errors. As expected, speech sound errors affect a...
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What is Speech? What is Language? Are they the same thing?

When talking to parents, teachers, other allied health professionals, specialist doctors and even first year university students studying Speech Pathology – the concepts of “speech” and “language” are often used...
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Four unique factors to consider for articulation (pronunciation and talking) therapy

Having relatively “intelligible” or clear speech is so important for children to make friends, interact successfully with teachers or less familiar adults, and continue developing their independence as they feel confident communicating...
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Comparison of the cost and therapy time commitments of stuttering treatments

When your child starts stuttering, it can be a very stressful and confusing time. Seeking help and knowing when to get started with therapy is a crucial step in supporting your child to overcome this problem. The next step is finding out the cost...
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Debunking 6 common myths about stuttering

Stuttering is a problem that can be very frustrating and distressing for both the child who stutters, as well as their parents who don’t how best to support them. To make matters worse, there are many myths about stuttering, and so much...
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3 factors that make Dr Kerianne Druker's stuttering treatment so successful!

When your child starts stuttering, it is really important to get treatment as soon as possible. The type of treatment you get is equally as important, because you want to give your child the best chance of overcoming their stuttering...
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My child has started to stutter. When should I seek help?

When a child starts to stutter, one of the first questions that pops into a parent’s mind is: When do I start treating it!? This video blog answers that question for you, and its key points are summarised below: The recommendation several...
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6 ways a child's stuttering can affect their academic achievement

When a child starts to stutter, parents often feel anxious and overwhelmed about how best to treat the problem. They also often consider the possible long terms impacts of stuttering for their children. As such, one of the most common questions I...
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