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  • Our “wait and see” approach to the speech and language development of young children in New Zealand is nothing short of alarming! Speech and language acquisition can be significantly accelerated with intervention. We know that the window of opportunity is greatest when a child is very young. Within the first five years of the life, the brain has the most plasticity for learning new things and new information. Intervening early for children with speech and language needs makes a real difference to their future growth and development.
    Posted: Monday 25 March 2019
  • Ages and Stages – Language Development Milestones
    Babies, toddlers and children all go through various stages when it come to learning language. Here is a list of things you can look for with your own child(ren). Please remember that these are averages. However, if you have any concern with regards to your child’s language development please contact a Speech-Language Therapist . We know that the best intervention is EARLY INTERVENTION and a parent will never regret seeking the advice of a speech therapist too early!
    Posted: Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development through the ages
    There are so many activities parents can do to encourage speech and language development. Most important of all - have fun! we know that children learn beast when they are having fun! Enjoy all of those precious little interactions as you go about our daily activities and routines together.
    Posted: Saturday 28 March 2020
  • How to communicate with children who have unclear speech
    It is important to build positive experiences of communication experiences for all children. it si especially important for children whose speech is hard to understated. These are some simple things anybody can do to successfully talk to a child with unclear speech
    Posted: Saturday 28 March 2020
  • Self Talk - A communication strategy to help your late talker
    Self Talk - this is essentially just talking about what you’re doing. You’re going to feel like you’re just talking to yourself but it will help! When you are around your child, talk about what you are doing. Describe what you are holding, the actions you are performing, what you see, how you feel, and what you hear, smell, or taste. Talk about all of this! Your child will learn from hearing you talk about all of those things
    Posted: Saturday 28 March 2020
  • What is Teletherapy?
    Teletherapy involves the delivery of professional services online by linking a clinician to their client for assessment, intervention, and consultation. More so than ever before in New Zealand, teletherapy is an essential model of service delivery for new assessments and continuity of ongoing therapy intervention and progress
    Posted: Sunday 29 March 2020
  • Supporting Children with Speech Sound Difficulties.
    As a parent, it can be hard to know how to support your child when they are experience speech sound difficulties. Speech sound difficulties may make it a real struggle to understand what your child is saying. This can lead to behaviour problems, feelings of worry, and frustration.
    Posted: Sunday 22 August 2021
  • Some children are highly gifted in areas such as math, writing or music. Then there are those with challenges that affect learning: They could have ADHD, dyslexia or dyscalculia, or perhaps they’re autistic or have sensory processing issues. But there are also kids who fit both categories. They’re called twice-exceptional, or 2e, which means that they have exceptional ability and disability. They are gifted in some way but they also face learning or developmental challenges.
    Posted: Thursday 26 August 2021
  • What is Glue Ear (or Otitis Media)
    If your child has glue ear, it means there is fluid in the space behind the ear drum. The medical term for Glue Ear is Otitis Media. The main symptom of glue ear is hearing difficulty. Hearing loss for long periods during the early years may affect speech and language development.
    Posted: Sunday 5 September 2021
  • Posted: Sunday 5 September 2021

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