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
At Learning Links we celebrate the expertise and skills of all speech pathologists. So let’s go for a deep dive and explore the world 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
There are lots of ways to build your child's vocabulary, and they don't need to be complicated. Vocabulary refers to the set of words that a child knows. Vocabulary can be split into two types: receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary. A child’s receptive vocabulary consists of the words the child understands when he/she hears or reads them. A child’s expressive vocabulary consists Read more
By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist 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 Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFdV-0Zo-sk Do you have a child who finds it hard to pronounce words and express their ideas? Learning Links can help. We're offering FREE speech and language screeners for children 4-6 years old. The 30 minute screener will assess your child's: Comprehension Grammar Narrative (story telling) Read more
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