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In the world of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) there are lots of myths about its limitations and barriers. Here we'll look at 7 of the most common misconceptions of AAC. Myth 1: There are prerequisites for children to learn AAC In years gone by, there was a general consensus that there were...

At small TALK speech therapy we are well known for using the evidence based principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). In this blog post we'll share with you what ABA is and how it can help your child. What is ABA? Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is not a therapy in itself, but a...

ISAAC 2018 - top take homes and resources from the conference Our therapist, Bec Shelton, was lucky enough to attend the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Conference on the Gold Coast in July this year. The ISAAC conference was a 4 day conference sharing the latest research and...

What is Stuttering? Stuttering is a speech disorder which affects the fluency or flow of speech. Stuttered speech is characterised by repeated movements and fixed postures of the speech mechanism. It usually begins during early childhood, often around the time of rapid language development between 2 ½ and 4 years of...

Are you ready for the mayhem of Christmas? Are you ready for the stampede of toys that will rush into your home?   With school holiday’s well and truly upon us, we thought we’d offer some tips to help your kids organise their time and decrease the chaos in your house. It’s great...

People with communication difficulties may feel frustrated ? angry ? or embarrassed ? when they try to communicate their needs, ideas, and opinions.   Imagine if nothing you said was understood by those around you as if you were living in a foreign land and didn't speak the language. This is the everyday struggle of many people with a...

Do your kids get involved in the cooking? How great would it be if your kids could cook you dinner!? Or make you an afternoon snack? The kitchen is such a hub of the home and a big part of family life. As a new mum I'm in the kitchen at least...