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All about Language

What is receptive and expressive language? Speech pathologists often talk about children’s skills in terms of “receptive language” and “expressive language”. What does this mean ? How are these assessed and how… Go to full post

Developing pre-writing skills

Handwriting is a skill that is important throughout school. There are lots of fun ways to help preschool children develop the skills they need to be ready for learning handwriting when they begin school. Go to full post

Develop clear speech

Some children have unclear or distinct speech, especially in sentences.  These children can have unclear speech for a number of reasons. Go to full post

Making speech practice fun

Here are some activities to help your child practice their target speech sounds. Use the articulation pictures provided by your speech pathologist with these activities. Go to full post

Strategies for students with language difficulties

Students with language difficulties can benefit from support to help them communicate and learn at home and school.   A formal language assessment by a qualified and experienced speech pathologist will provide specific… Go to full post

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