Someone may have mentioned to you that your child is struggling with pragmatic skills and this is impacting on their communication with others. So, what are pragmatics? Simply stated pragmatics, or “social communication” is the use of language in a social context. This includes: What is the aim of the message being communicated? How is the message being given- what is the choice of language, is...
A new study  has identified that very young children (under two) who hear more words and have back and forth conversations with their parent tend to have better language skills at the age two. While it has been well documented that talking to young children makes a huge difference to their language development, the connection with very young children with ASD is only recent. This is mainly...
Whether you have an avid or reluctant reader at home, the following ideas can be used to support your child.
‘Life has changed for us all due to COVID-19, the introduction of social distancing rules has led us to rapidly adapt the ways in we are providing therapy and supporting our children and families. Teletherapy or telehealth has been used for many years to support those in rural and remote locations. This blog is for families who are not familiar with teletherapy and will outline the key benefits...
If you have already made the decision to keep your children home from school, you maybe daunted by the thought of continuing their learning opportunities. It can be stressful enough being in isolation without having to deal with teaching your children as well. At this difficult time, it is important to remember that: You are not home-schooling- this is an emergency situation that is impacting on...
What is normal speech development? Children begin to use certain speech sounds at particular ages. The sounds are sometimes grouped as the “early, middle, and late 8 sounds”. Early 8: By age 3 your child should be able to say the sounds m, b, y, w, n, d, p, h. Middle 8: By age 5 ½ your child should be able to say the sounds k, g, t, f, v, ng, ch, j. Late 8: By age 7 your child should be able to...
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