Tag: Speech

Will tongue-wiggling, blowing bubbles, or making funny faces help my child to speak more clearly?

  No. Every couple of months, when my spam-filter fails, I get a pretty email from someone trying to sell me “special equipment” to improve my clients’ speech sounds or clarity. Some emails, filled with glowing testimonials and anecdotes, hawk...

/ 15 June 2015

33 of our best free articles to get you up to speed on child speech, language, voice and reading delays, and stuttering

We’ve published heaps of free information about child communication delays and problems.  But who can be bothered trawling through a website? So 1990s. Here are direct, free links to 33 of our most popular information sheets and articles.  All in one convenient place. If...

/ 6 August 2014

Do kids learn how to string sentences together by listening to baby talk?

No. “Where’s the dolly? Here’s the dolly. You see the dolly, don’t you? Dolly smiling. Pretty dolly. “ Reading those words, you can almost hear the typical parent’s voice in your head: high-pitched, exaggerated intonation, slower than normal speech, and...

/ 10 March 2014

FAQ: What’s the difference between speech and language?

A mum (not my own) asked me this question recently.  She wanted to know why I’m called a Speech-Language Pathologist. “Isn’t that redundant?,” she asked.  “Aren’t speech and language the same thing?” Having assessed and treated speech and language disorders as...

/ 26 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