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What is dyslexia?

Children and adults who have difficulties reading and writing are often said to have “dyslexia” but what does this mean and what can help?The following is the definition of dyslexia adopted by the Research Committee … Go to full post

2 1/2 year olds

Two and a half year olds are learning to use words and phrases to express their developing independence. At times they may still rely on gestures and tone to add to their meaning and their pronounciation is still develop… Go to full post

What is 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 … Go to full post

Holiday fun!

Looking for some ways to entertain the kids in the school holidays?  Here are some fun, inexpensive activities that will keep the kids busy and help them to learn too!Treasure hunt.This fun and free activity can develop… Go to full post

Struggling at school?

It’s that time of the year when school reports have been sent and parent teacher interviews have been held. Parents, teachers and kids are thinking about the rest of the school year.  If your child is not doing as wel… Go to full post

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