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 […]