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Get the facts about stuttering in children

What is stuttering? Stuttering (also known as stammering) is a speech disorder in which the smooth rhythm and flow of speech is disrupted by sounds or words being repeated, stretched out or becoming stuck. It affects, children, adolescents and adults but usually starts in early childhood, often between 2 – 3 years of age. How … Continue reading Get the facts about stuttering in children

5 signs you’ve found a great speech pathologist…

For most of us the internet is just another part of our daily life. Sure it’s not all sunshine and rainbows but generally speaking it’s a quick and easy way to find information and reach out to others for their opinions and recommendations. Amongst the “child friendly accommodation” and “quick and easy meals” discussions, I … Continue reading 5 signs you’ve found a great speech pathologist…

Children risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support

In Australia, children who may require extra support at school only receive additional government funding if they fall into a recognised disability category. Consequently, parents of children with speech/language difficulties, dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, dyspraxia and other non specified developmental disorders, often report finding it very difficult to gain support for their child, as children with lower … Continue reading Children risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support

Encourage your child’s vocabulary with this FREE game

Did you know that vocabulary development has been shown to have a significant impact on children’s comprehension skills, reading achievement and writing skills? Whilst some people may think that once a child starts talking the job is basically done, in actual fact there is still a very long way to go! Having a rich vocabulary … Continue reading Encourage your child’s vocabulary with this FREE game

How time flies…

It’s been 12 months since I started this Modern Speechie blog and WOW – what a year! I am so grateful to everyone who has liked the Modern Speechie Facebook page and to those who have read, liked, commented on or shared our posts. Thank you so much for helping us raise awareness about lots … Continue reading How time flies…