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Why kids need play!

Play is a vital part of learning and developing as a child.  Parents who understand the importance of play, offer their child quality, age appropriate play experiences and take time to play with their...

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Language for Literacy

At Talking Matters we know learning literacy skills is crucial for school success. We also know that literacy is challenging for many of the children we support who have developmental challenges. Find...

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Learning to eat

Learning to eat is a complex process and children develop the skills they need gradually over time. Below is a list of the skills children develop at different ages and some ideas for helping children...

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Holiday language fun

Holidays are a great time for doing fun activities with kids. Why not use these activities to develop language and literacy skills. Younger children almost seem to “forget” their literacy skills over...

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Stuttering 101

Stuttering or dysfluency is something that most people have heard of but may not fully understand. There are many myths around stuttering. Stuttering is not related to the child’s personality or...

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Helping Preschool Stuttering

Are you looking for support for a young child who stutters? The Lidcombe program may be what you need. It has been developed in Australia through many years of research and is now used all over the...

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How else can speech pathologists help?

Are you wondering how a speech pathologist can help your child? You may be surprised to find they do much more than “just speech”!  Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication...

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Superpowers at home

Parents are the most important people in kids lives. Parents and therapists work together to help kids learn and develop which can make a real difference to kids lives. An hour or so of therapy alone...

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Learn while you wait

At Talking Matters we are passionate about parents making the most of teachable moments to help children learn. For children who visit us regularly whether for therapy or because they are waiting for a...

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Book Week, more than the costume!

Book Week is coming and everyone is planning what to wear, but Book Week is not just about the costume!  Book Week is designed to celebrate the very important role books play in children’s lives. Books...

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