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Help your child talk – Tip #1 is modelling

By | Speech Pathology

How do children learn to talk? Children learn to talk by hearing other people talk. They hear all the people all around them talk. This process of listening to other people talk starts from the day they are born. Their little brains are hard wired to take in sounds and words from the very beginning. When children need help learning to talk, the people they spend the most time with are the ideal people to do this. They can learn strategies from Speech Pathology sessions and apply these strategies to everyday activities. One session of Speech Pathology each week isn’t…

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What is a communication delay?

By | Speech Pathology

Communication is a complex yet fascinating process. Speech Pathologists understand that the early years in your child’s life are a critical time for communication development. Watching your child begin to communicate, and then to become a very proficient communicator is an amazing process. All of this happens in a relatively short period of time, and it is a process that Speech Pathologists understand in great detail. We constantly assess children to see if there is a communication delay. Many children development communication in a straightforward manner. However, some children take longer to talk, and some children need help to build…

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My child can’t say ‘th’ sound?

By | Speech Pathology

Is your child saying ‘fing’ for ‘thing’? Are they saying ‘dat’ for ‘that? The ‘th’ sound is a later developing sound. Speech Pathology Australia advises that children don’t have to able to say this sound until they are about 8 years of age. Some children can say the ‘th’ sound much earlier, some children learn it when they start school, and some children keep making this speech error. Children develop their speech sounds in a general order. This starts in their first year of life, so let’s have a look at speech sound development. Before the age of 1 year This…

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My child is 2 and not talking

By | Speech Pathology

Most children start using their first words between 12-16 months of age. Some children started using words at 9 months. Other children start to talk at 18 months. Like everything else, children vary in the age that they start talking. Does it matter if a child isn’t talking at 2 years? When a child is 2 and not talking then it’s time to take a closer look at what is happening. It helps parents to know what is ‘normal’ when they are concerned about their child’s speech and language development. Understand the difference between speech and language Speech is how clearly…

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Speech development in children

By | Speech Pathology

Developing Clear Speech Sounds Clear speech development is very important for children. It is part of their overall communication development, is critical to their friendships, and it integral to children’s academic success. Some children learn to speak clearly very quickly. Other children take longer to learn to speak clearly, and some children will need help with their speech. Our Speech Pathologists at our Bondi Junction clinic believe that it is much better to identify any speech development issues early and resolve them early. When children first begin to speak, most children can’t say a lot of sounds clearly. This is…

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School Readiness

By | Speech Pathology

School Readiness Starting school is a very exciting time for children. There are so many wonderful things to learn and new friends to make. There are so many great school readiness activities that you can do before your child starts school. Many parents are keen to prepare their children for reading and writing. OneOnOne Children’s Therapy has made a booklet to develop your child’s school readiness. The NSW Foundation Font is used in the booklet. This is a free resource for everyone. Please remember that all children develop differently. Your child does not need to do the things in this…

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Help your child talk – tip #2

By | Speech Pathology

Babies are surrounded by so much language. They are learning to listen to that language and process it so they can do the same thing when they get older. However, the pathways in their brain are new. They can’t process speech and language as quickly as we can. Let’s look at Help Your Child Talk Tip #2. Why should I slow down? Life is busy, parents are busy and children lead busier lives. When the pace of life slows, children can take in more around them. They can learn more from every experience. This includes slowing down the rate at…

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Help your child talk – tip #3

By | Speech Pathology

How do children learn to talk? Let’s look at Help Your Child Talk – Tip #2. Children learn to talk by hearing other people talk. They hear all the people all around them talk. This process of listening to other people talk starts from the day they are born. Their little brains are hard wired to take in sounds and words from the very beginning. Children, from babies to pre-schoolers, learn language from the people around them. They learn language from the people they spend the most time with. This is usually the parent. However, it can be siblings, grandparents,…

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Child with Developmental Delay or Global Developmental Delay climbing in an Occupational Therapy session with an Occupational Therapist in Bondi Junction and Mascot in Sydney

Developmental Delay and Global Developmental Delay

By | Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology

WHAT ARE DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY? Developmental delay and global developmental delay are the terms used to describe a child whose development in delayed. WHAT IS CHILD DEVELOPMENT? Child development is the order or sequence that children acquire skills as they grow and learn. Children follow a general pattern of development. We expect children to learn things within a particular time frame, and we expect this across all areas of development. The steps in each area of development are called developmental milestones. Each developmental milestone has an age range that we expect the child to develop the skill in: Children usually start…

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Young girl doing a Speech Pathology assessment in speech therapy clinic in Bondi Junction and Mascot

Speech Pathology clinic in Bondi Junction

By | Speech Pathology

The first three years of a child’s life are critical for development. This is when they develop communication, motor skills and cognition. The brain makes enormous developments during this period that lead to these skills. However, some children don’t develop these skills at the same rate or in the same way as their peers. Some young children take longer to develop, some develop these skills poorly, and some children have associated conditions that impact on these areas. Children need Speech Pathology when don’t develop their communication skills early in life. Speech Pathology early on in life, can positively impact a…

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What is language delay?

By | Speech Pathology

What is a language delay? It is a type of communication disorder. Your child may have a language delay if they don’t use language skills that would be expected for child of their age. Their language abilities may be developing at a slower rate than most children’s. They may have trouble expressing themselves or understanding others. Language delays are quite common. Research suggests that up to 10% of children have one. Are there different types of language delays? Language delays can be receptive expressive or a combination of both A receptive delay is when your child has difficulty understanding language….

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Child with language delay doing Speech Pathology to use more words

How many words should my child say?

By | Speech Pathology

Parents often ask this question. In fact, it is one of the first questions parents ask our Speech Pathologists. Why do parents worry about it? The number of words that the child says is often the first clue that the child’s speech and language is not developing appropriately. Children vary in their speech and language development but we expect a certain number of words by a particular age. Some children use 5 words at 18 months, and other children use 200. It may surprise you to know, that both can be in the normal range. How many words do most…

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