Month: August 2016

Let’s cut to the chase: when should I seek help from a speech pathologist for my child?

Speech pathologists help people with communication problems. But many of us are not very good at explaining what we do in Plain English: We use too many long, pointless words. We call ourselves different things in different countries. We can’t...

/ 29 August 2016

Can I do stuttering therapy online via video calls?

Yes. From the comforts of a big city, it might not seem like there’s a shortage of speech pathologists with decent stuttering assessment and therapy experience. But there is. Too often, simple things have stopped people who stutter from getting...

/ 22 August 2016

My child used to be so good at maths. What happened?

This is a question I get asked fairly regularly by worried parents of kids, usually in Year 2 or 3. And I start by checking language skills. Why? Language learning impairments are common, but often missed in pre-schoolers and kindergarten...

/ 16 August 2016

Creating futures: how speech pathologists can help kids and young adults build skills to succeed in the 21st Century

Back when I was a young man (ahem!), career success as a white-collar professional meant going to university, doing a professional degree, getting a good graduate job with a top firm, scoring a few promotions and becoming a boss. For...

/ 8 August 2016

There’s a bookshop in my man cave: introducing Banter Vintage Books

Once upon a time – before Amazon, AbeBooks, the Book Depository, iPads and Kindles – we dreamed of one day owning our own bookshop. Not just a soulless franchise. We wanted an independent community hub, where locals of all ages...

/ 2 August 2016