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Play (in plain English)

All children play All children get involved in playful activities. These are often the things they choose to do themselves. They follow their own ideas and do it for their own reasons. But often they do it simply because it’s fun or because they’re exploring something. Children of all ages…

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Taking Time to Talk

Stuttering? Four year old Eshan comes running into the house and excitedly tells his mother, “Mum, I want to…I want to…I want to play on my bike!” Gently his mother tells him that he can play but he must stay in the garden. “Thank…thank…thank you!” Eshan replies…

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What a Voice!

What is the human voice? Sound starts when air from the lungs moves upwards through the windpipe or trachea and into the voice box or larynx. The larynx is that part which forms the bulge in the front of our necks which is sometimes called the ‘Adam’s apple’.

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Speech Rules!

Development of speech A staggering amount of growth and change occurs within the first five years of a child’s life. An important  change is the development of speech. If you considered all the physical, psychological and social factors necessary to achieve speech, you might wonder how children…

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General Information for Parents and Carers

Often children need to be taught how to communicate well, or differently, and this will probably take time. Speech and language therapy is a therapy and not a treatment. This means that the things speech-language pathologists (speech therapists) do are more like the…

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Talking to People with Aphasia (in plain English)

What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by damage to parts of the brain that control language. A person’s intellect may not be affected but they may have difficulty with: understanding what others are saying expressing themselves reading writing doing math calculations Aphasia is…

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