Month: October 2017

“Why should I let my late-talker play with other kids?” Because play promotes learning: here’s why and how

Yesterday morning, while sunburning myself to a crisp, I watched my sons muck around at Austinmer beach. They were out of earshot, but appeared to be playing a game where Son 1 would “defend” Son 2 from oncoming waves by diving...

/ 30 October 2017

We’re Open!

On behalf of the Banter Speech & Language team, we’re thrilled to announce that our new clinic – at 115 Queen Street, North Strathfield – is officially open! Thanks to all our clients, staff and followers for the amazing support...

/ 24 October 2017

Defrazzle, explore, re-engage and stimulate higher level language skills with new sights and sounds

Leonardo Da Vinci. Benjamin Franklin. Marie Curie. Albert Einstein. Ursula Le Guin. Steve Jobs. Great lives; with not much in common, except burning curiosity about the worlds they lived in. If you want your kids to talk more, follow their...

/ 22 October 2017

Too many stories, not enough facts? Free tips and resources to boost your child’s knowledge and reading comprehension skills

Reading comprehension is complex. Teaching kids evidence-based comprehension strategies helps. But it’s not enough (e.g. Catts & Kahmi, 2017). Kids also need to learn – and to organise – knowledge about: words; different kinds of reading (e.g. stories and explanations); and...

/ 14 October 2017