Free Speech Therapy? Yes, Please!
Looking for ideas to practise your child’s speech and language skills at home? Then look no more! See below 5 home-based, no/low cost activities that will improve your child’s communication skills within the comfort of your home! The best part is that you do not need to buy any expensive resources or toys. You just need a bunch of household items and help with how to use them.
Free Speech Therapy? Yes, Please!
IMPORTANT: Apart from household items, you do need a particularly important tool, YOU! You will use your own language and knowledge to enrich your child’s speech and language skills by modelling key words, engaging in joint learning opportunities, and making new discoveries. One thing we know for sure is that; the more language a child has exposure to, the better they can imitate and learn new skills.
VERY IMPORTANT: These activities can be used with all ages (scroll all the way down for the Age Code) and are important for supporting their learning, having fun, and building engagement! They are not exams or tests of your child’s skills. So, try to avoid asking your child too many questions or forcing them to follow your lead.
Enjoy, Jemma Demasi (Speech Pathologist at Your Speech Room)
Telehealth services are live online consultations. You simply log onto your computer/tablet from the comfort of your home and connect with your Speech Pathologist. Your therapist will engage with you or your child using online activities, workbooks, online games and videos. Telehealth sessions have been proven to be just as effective as face to face sessions.
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Our world has changed so much, and it has happened so rapidly! Before we knew it, schools were closed, essential items were gone from our supermarket shelves, and we have all been made to transition to the online world.
This guest blog post was written by Ashley Taylor from disabledparents.org. She is mother of two wonderful, amazing, energetic children and husband to Tom, who she met while doing physical therapy. Despite both living with disabilities, they knew they wanted children, but would have to adapt their lives to bring this dream to reality.
We hope this article can help any of our couples who live with disabilities prepare and plan for parenthood. We were certainly inspired by Ashley's story ourselves!
Do you want your child to talk more? Read our 5 tips below on how to increase opportunities and improve your child's talking.
It’s so exciting when your child starts to talk. It’s one of the greatest accomplishments for both the child and the parent. Unfortunately, there’s no rule book or manual that comes with babies, so you might not know all the tricks and tips to increase your child’s talking. We refer to this as increasing vocabulary and utterances. Read our tips below to help you increase your child’s utterances in a positive and affective way.
Wean [ween]: to withdraw (a person, the affections, one's dependency, etc.) from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like.
Weaning your child off the dummy can be a tedious exercise, especially when it leads to tantrums. Below are 5 strategies to help wean your child off the dummy in a smooth and pain-free style.
Before we begin, it’s important to know some facts about the dummy.
A few weeks ago, a mother sat in my room complaining about her 2yr old son’s behaviour. She shared about his tantrums, defiance and aggression towards his parents and siblings. She confessed that she worried about his behaviours and whether there was something wrong with him. His behaviours included being bored easily, hitting his siblings, becoming easily frustrated, angry and upset. His favourite word was ‘no’ and his favourite toy was….Can you guess? The iPad.