Do we spend too much time on rhyming books? What else should we do to prepare pre-schoolers to read?

Duck in the Truck The Cat in the Hat Madeline, with her vines and twelve little girls in two straight lines All great, fun books to read aloud – my sons love them; and so do I. But do we...

/ 18 February 2014

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 the middle...

/ 17 February 2014

So what do Speech Pathologists do?

That’s a question we get asked a lot.  I’m not surprised. Compared to other professions, like medicine or law, Speech Pathology is a young profession.  The scope of what we do keeps expanding as more research is published on speech,...

/ 16 February 2014