Speech Therapy News & Blog

November 15, 2017

Speech is different to language; it is the medium through which language is spoken. Our speech identifies us, and allows us to create our own individual impression upon what we say, but sometimes, things can go wrong!

There is a developmental journey that young...

June 9, 2017

Tell me a story when you are five, and I will be able to predict the quality of the story you write when you are 6!

We no longer have to wait for children to fail before we put measures in place to assist them with literacy development. We know what to look for...

January 30, 2017

We have just been presented with some great news!

The Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, announced today that if re-elected, the Government will proceed with a nation-wide phonics and numeracy assessment  for Year 1 students. This initiative...

December 20, 2016

The Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) will soon be on the agenda for many students who have failed to reach Band 8 or higher in the Reading, Writing and/or Numeracy components of the Year 9 NAPLAN this year.

Students have to pass OLNA in order to s...

November 30, 2016

Summer vacation is a long entrenched tradition for Australian schoolchildren and their families, but new research is showing that this practice may not be the best when it comes to helping kids get the most out of their educational experience.

In fact, for some...

November 14, 2016

Do You Teach Mathematics?

Yes, We Teach Mathematics!

At face value, it may appear rather unusual that Speech Pathologists are involved in the teaching of Mathematics, but all too often, we see students who struggle with reading and writing, also experience very...

November 1, 2016

It is examination time and the Year 12s have only one day to finalise their revision programs before the ATAR English exam tomorrow morning.

It is a tough “gig” for any student let alone one who presents with a Specific Learning Disorder such as Dyslexia and/or...

October 19, 2016

Verbs really are amazing creatures. They can ‘spice’ up a sentence and add fabulous detail to any story.One of the things we teach students to do when writing is to ‘upgrade’ their verbs; funnily enough, so many of them have watched the TV series called, “Pimp...

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