Most children develop social skills much like ducks learn to swim. Simply by being immersed in interactions with others they learn how to interpret messages they receive from other people and to respond appropriately. From birth most babies are hard-wired to focus on, interpret and respond to social interactions from others. Some children, including those on the autism spectrum find developing these skills challenging and require specific support to learn how to interact well with others.
Sometimes children can be fussy eaters and reluctant to try new foods. There are many reasons why children may refuse certain foods including the way the food looks or the feel of the food on the child’s hands or in their mouth.
Book Week is coming and everyone is planning what to wear, but Book Week is not just about the costume!
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 world, and it has been proven to be effective in removing
Talking Matters also offers workshops and professional development sessions to assist educators and families in developing their skills in assisting children. Sessions are planned and run at the Talking Matters office during the year. Training sessions and workshops are also possible at your site so please contact us if you would like to discuss this option.
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