It is undeniable that reading is important for a child’s development. It builds so many Read more
Morphology, also known as oral grammar, refers to the use of words and their parts or ‘morphemes’ (the smallest meaningful units of language). Grammatical morphemes apply meaning (and sometimes tense) to nouns, verbs, and Read more
What is a speech pathologist? A speech pathologist is a specialised allied health professional with expertise in the assessment and management of communication, feeding and swallowing Read more
Speech Pathology Week 2020 is an important time to take stock and remember that 1.2 million Australians have a Read more
By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist You may hear the terms expressive and receptive language skills in relation to children's speech and language development. Expressive language is the ability to request objects, make choices, ask and answer questions and describe events, using verbal and non-verbal language, writing and vocalisations. Receptive language skills refers to the Read more
Asking and answering 'Wh-' questions is a key part of language development. Children must be able to understand questions in order to have a conversation and pass on information to others. Starting to ask and answer 'Wh-' questions is a milestone that most children start to reach between the age of 1 and 2 years, and they'll continue to develop their receptive and expressive language in the lead Read more
Social cues are the pieces of information we subconsciously know without ever being explicitly taught them. These pieces of information are usually the unwritten rules or customs, the nuances of social communications or the assumptions and expectations we’re aware of within different contexts. Social cues and codes are learnt from an early age through observation of repeated behaviours within Read more
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