What Is Key Word Sign?

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By Natacha Fasel-Murphy Here at Speech Ease Speech Pathology we frequently use Key Word Sign (KWS) in our sessions and recommend it to many families. It can look and feel…

Telehealth Reflections

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By Gabrielle Nicoll and Cheryl Ye What a year. Like many teams, businesses and industries across Australia (and the world), 2020 has caused us to take a massive pivot in…

Play With Your Child

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Play is more than just fun for your child. In fact, play is one of the most important things you can do with your child, as play is crucial for…

Don’t Call Me Lazy

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By Cheryl Ye, Certified Practising Speech Pathologist Dear parents and educators, Lazy. When used to describe children, the word makes me cringe. Yesterday I was chatting to a friend who…

Navigating The NDIS Maze

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The NDIS – you’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it and you’ve become confused about it. It’s ok, we all have! I’m here to tell you that with the…

Raising A Child With Two Or More Languages

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We live in an increasingly multicultural society, Australia. For many bilingual households, language is the bridge to the essence of who we are and to the heart of our heritage.…

Language Hacks For Busy Parents!

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Our lives are busy: work, family, extracurricular activities, multiple children with various needs…how can we parents find time to encourage our children to communicate? The good news is, you don’t…

Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery

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The new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at the Melbourne Museum is amazing! What a wonderful space for children. Endless activities. Bright colours. Indoor and outdoor spaces. Most importantly, a great…

Decodable Books: What Are They?

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Learning to read can be a mysterious process – some children just seem to ‘get it’ without having to be explicitly taught. But we know from research that reading does…