What is Aided Language Stimulation?

Aided language stimulation (also known as language modelling) is a common therapy technique used by speech pathologists to teach language to children who require any form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). AAC includes any form of communication additional to verbal speech such as key words signs, single visuals, communication books and electronic communication devices. […]

Supporting Young Children’s Language Skills Through Book Reading

Shared book reading, also known as interactive or dialogic reading, is when children and adults actively engage with a book together. This interactive approach can improve children’s interaction skills, understanding of language, sentence development and develop a love of reading. There are several strategies which can be undertaken to enhance the shared book reading experience. […]

What Speech Pathologists Work On

Many people just think of speech sounds and stutters when they think of speech pathology. Speech pathologists in fact can support children, young people and families in many more areas. Speech pathologists are university-qualified professionals who work with families to support children’s speech, language and overall communication skills. These are the areas which Speech Pathologists […]

Navigating Sensory Meltdowns: Identifying Signs and Offering Support 

Sensory meltdowns can be overwhelming for both children and their caregivers. These intense reactions can occur when sensory input overwhelms a child’s ability to process it, leading to emotional and behavioural outbursts. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of sensory meltdowns, how to recognise the signs, and effective strategies to provide much-needed support.  […]

Strategies for Helping Children with ADHD to Focus and Succeed 

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often struggle with maintaining focus, staying organised, and completing tasks. These challenges can impact their academic performance and overall success in school. In this blog post, we will explore effective strategies and techniques to support children with ADHD in focusing and achieving success.  With the right strategies and support, children […]

Building Strong Partnerships: How Occupational Therapy Workshops Can Help Parents and Teachers Collaborate More Effectively

Collaboration between parents and teachers is essential to support children’s development and success in school. When parents and teachers work together, they can create a strong partnership that provides children with the best possible education and support. One way to facilitate this collaboration is through occupational therapy workshops. In this article, we will explore the […]

Sensory Integration Therapy for Children

Learn about sensory integration therapy and how it can help children improve their ability to process and respond to sensory information.  What is Sensory Integration?  Sensory Integration refers to the processing, integration, and organisation of sensory information from the body and the environment. To simply put it, it is how we experience, process, interpret, and […]

Handwriting Therapy for Children

Is your child’s handwriting messy, not as polished as their peers or inconsistent? Is your child also avoiding writing tasks? If you answered yes to one or all of these, your child might need handwriting therapy. Handwriting therapy, also known as occupational therapy for handwriting, is a form of therapy that focuses on improving a […]