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Gross Motor Activity Suggestions to Help Build Skills for Toileting

Toileting requires the development of many skills, including gross motor skills. Here's some hand tips to help gross motor development that will support toileting!

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Language Development - Typical Development and Red Flags

I thought I would discuss some typical communication milestones, as it is an area that we get asked about a whole lot. Here is a summary of what typical communication development looks like and some red flags.

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Helpful Hints For Teaching A Child To Dress

Useful tips from our OT Renee to help little ones learn to dress themselves.

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Speech Sound Development

As children learn to talk, they learn to use a range of different speech sounds and it's normal for kids to make some speech sound errors as they are learning. But when should these errors stop? When should children be able to use correct speech sounds?

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Lost in Translation

In 2018 I was lucky enough to go to Japan. Here are some things I learnt about communication while traveling abroad!

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Thinking about assessment - why no change can be a good thing

Ever wondered how to interpret standardised scoring from formal tests? Or been frustrated because it seems like your child is 'getting worse' with their scores? It may not be as bad as it sounds - read the full article to find out more.

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Parents – be kind to yourselves.

As part of our role as paediatric therapists, we get to work very closely with parents. Over the past few weeks, there’s been a recurring theme that I’ve been speaking to parents about. Maybe it’s that time of the year and everyone is feeling a little burned out. To summarise where the discussion always ends – parents – you need to be kind to yourselves.

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Augmentative Alternate Communication (AAC): Debunking AAC Myths

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is any type of communication strategy for people with a range of conditions who have significant difficulties speaking. An AAC system is combing all communication methods including gesture, vocalisations, pointing to symbols etc.

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