Many, if not most, children with expressive language disorders have problems arranging words and phrases to express themselves. This can be very frustrating for both the children and their families. Targeting the wrong grammatical goals can leave children with… Read More
Category: Expressive Language
2016 research update alert: for more up-to-date information, click here. When kids get to around two, we expect them to start combining words into short phrases and sentences. Problem is, many of us parents tend to spend most… Read More
Atop a foothill of Mt Warrenheip, a mere 8km from my childhood home in Ballarat, sits Kryal Castle. Behold its magnificence! Built in the 1970s by one Keith Ryall, the castle features a moat, a maze, stocks, an armory, mock-hangings, performing… Read More
For the latest research, see our 2016 article about bilingual development. One of the best things about living and working in the Inner West of Sydney is the diversity of its food. Whether it’s feasting on pho in Homebush… Read More
A direct quote from Son 2, when he was aged about 3. I think his brother had seized and re-modelled one of Son 2’s precious Duplo-Lego-Rocket sculptures and stashed the remnants in his bedroom. At the time, I… Read More
Helping toddlers with their first words – mix it up and make them useful (the words, not the toddlers)!
A couple of years ago, in a trendy Inner West cafe, I spied a Very Committed Dad sitting across from his terribly young daughter. They could barely see each other over the small mountain of branded flashcards in… Read More