Author Archives: Lisa

Never Too Soon

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“Should I see a Speech Pathologist now or would it be better to wait a while?” If you’re wondering whether your child or an adult family member should be seeking help from a Speech Pathologist, then you’re not alone. This is one of the most commonly asked questions that clients want answered when they first get in touch with a… Read more »

They Just Won’t Listen!

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Concerns for listening skills is a very common reason for referral to me in my clinic. So often I hear parents complain “He just won’t listen to me!” Listening is a complex skill, and difficulties can arise from several different causes. In this podcast I recorded for my series Learning Made Easier, I talk about the nature of listening difficulties… Read more »

Stuttering In The Early Years

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Stuttering is a challenging speech impediment that can have life-long consequences. Many adults who stutter organise their entire lives around the need to speak – from major decisions such as career paths and relationships, through to seemingly small daily choices such as whether to order a ‘cappuccino’ or ‘tea’. It can be an exhausting way to live and yet there is… Read more »

The Power of Board Games

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Don’t underestimate the power of board games for developing a whole range of communication and thinking skills. In this day and age, sitting down to play a board or card game can sound somewhat old-fashioned but games such as Go Fish, Uno, Trouble, Twister, and Jenga allow children to learn and practise: Turn taking Appropriate eye contact Listening to others… Read more »