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What are they? Emotions are our body's natural response to thoughts and feelings. Different emotions can be identified by changes to a person's facial expression, body language and voice. When should my child learn them? Children begin to learn about emotions from a very young age. Babies as young as 3 months will...

Summer is well and truly in full swing! Now that the crazy Christmas period is over it's time for some summer fun! Summer time is a wonderful time to reconnect as a family and try generalising some therapy goals across a range of settings together. Here are our favourite summer speech...

Does your child have trouble using the right verb tense?   Verbs are complicated creatures! I've recently observed my 3 year old mixing up verb tense using phrases like: I 'goed' to school (went) I 'spinned' around (spun) We ...

Holidays are wonderful times spent with family exploring and having fun, but they can be tricky if you have a child with a disability. Here are our top tips for using visuals and getting your child prepared for a holiday - no matter how big or small your getaway might...

According to the International Association of Orofacial Myology, about 38% of the general population and 81% of kids with speech problems have an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder.  What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)? OMT focuses on re-training the nerves and muscles of the mouth and face for optimal function. The aim of OMT...

We love using timers at small TALK to help keep kids (and ourselves) on track. There are many benefits for using timers with your kids so let's dive right in. Using timers can help to reduce problem behaviours and build your child's skills and here's how: 1. Timers teach waiting "Just a minute" "hang...

Hands up if you love ‘I Spy!’ I spy with my little eye… that most of you have probably played this game before, and have your hands (literally or imaginatively) up in the air. Most of us have played the “traditional” version, where you find something beginning with a letter. But...

As a Speech Pathology Clinic, we see lots of children with speech errors, or who have trouble making sounds. In this blog, we'll clear the air about the different types of  speech errors and what our jargon really means. So, let's speak speech...