Follow our Blog...: May 2016

  • DOES THE USE OF DUMMIES AFFECT SPEECH + LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT?
    As a Pediatric Speech Therapist I frequently get asked the questions, "would the use of a dummy have affected my child's speech development?" Dummies have been used with young children for many years. A dummy is an object “that a baby is given to suck so that the baby feels comforted and stays quiet” and is usually made of rubber or silicon. Despite their popularity and long history, the use of dummies is a controversial topic among professionals and parents/carers.
    Posted: Friday 13 May 2016
  • DOES MY CHILD NEED SPEECH THERAPY?
    As a parent it can be hard to know what is "normal" development. Every child is unique and has an individual rate of speech and language development. Sometimes it is easy for parents to overlook the difficulties their child is having with speech.If you are concerned about any aspect of your child's speech, language or feeding development you can TALK TO US today!
    Posted: Friday 13 May 2016
  • WHY IMPROVISATION SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT - AND BENEFICIAL FOR KIDS
    During Giant Leaps Speech + Drama Classes ALL children are taught and encouraged to participate in improvisations. As well as being FUN, the befits if Children improvising are much much more....
    Posted: Monday 9 May 2016
  • SPEECH + DRAMA - THE MOST IMPORTANT EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITY YOU CAN INVOLVE YOUR CHILD IN!
    With an abundance of extra-curricular activities available to children today, parents are often faced with the difficult decision of which activities to get their child involved in. Read her about the benefits of Speech + Drama classes and why it is an activity that shouldn't be overlooked!
    Posted: Monday 9 May 2016