early childhood Archives - Newcastle Speech Pathology

  • What to do if your little one starts stuttering

    Last week in our blog, we talked about some of the symptoms of stuttering (also known as stammering or dysfluency). This week we will talk about what to do if your little one starts showing signs of a stutter. As we mentioned in the previous blog, everybody makes mistakes while speaking, corrects themselves and occasionally […]

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  • Getting It Right – Reflections From A Mother Who has Been Right Where You Are

    Alison McDonald, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist Being a parent is a tough gig. No one can disagree. Along the journey, we are often plagued by doubts in our parenting abilities, and swallowed by the uncertainties of what results our efforts will reap. In my early years as a mum, I was swept up thinking about […]

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  • Do iPads Cause Speech and Language Delays in Toddlers?

    Do iPads Cause Speech and Language Delays in Toddlers? Recently I came across an interesting article in the Daily Telegraph titled “Not-so-smart parenting”. The article addressed the possible effects on learning of children who spend too much time with technology. The article by Bruce McDougall quoted statistics indicating that 18% of inner Sydney kindergarten children […]

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  • Late Talkers

    Early developers are easy to spot. They’re the child who is speaking in sentences at one year of age, asking questions and naming all their colours and shapes. But when is a child with average developmental skills considered to be a ‘late talker’? Children can have well-developed skills in a wide range of areas developmental […]

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