Author Archive | Michelle

Playgroup

I’ve just finished my weekly playgroup session with my son. My son loves going to playgroup. I’ll tell you a secret. I love going to playgroup. I probably love going to playgroup more than him. I get sad if I can’t attend for the week. Some friends I know haven’t had the best experience with […]

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LEGO Social Club- Social Skills at Early Start

An interview with our amazing Lara about running our LEGO groups…. What do you love about running the LEGO group? I love that for our clients it is a fun holiday activity that appeals to their interests and does not seem like ‘therapy’ at all even though they are all working hard at using their social communication […]

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Mad Scientists Group Social Program

An interview with the fabulous Tabitha about running the Mad Scientist group at Early Start Speech Pathology…. What do you love about running the Mad Scientist group? I think I love a couple of different things about this group. Firstly, I just love looking for experiments and cool activities to do in the group as […]

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Telehealth at Early Start Speech Pathology

Telehealth; Making quality speech pathology services accessible for all. Early Start Speech Pathology are now offering Telehealth sessions for children in rural and remote communities. Research into Speech Pathology and Telehealth is a growing area and there is now a strong evidence base that providing speech pathology intervention via Telehealth can be as effective as […]

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NDIS Service Bookings- The New NDIS Headache

Service Bookings- What are they and why are they important for your child’s NDIS funds?  There is a lot of talk at the moment in our office about Service Bookings. It is usually discussed with some frustration and annoyance, it’s usually said as “Argh, this Service Booking isn’t working!!”, or “there aren’t enough funds in […]

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The Dummy Debate

To dummy or not to dummy….. That is the question. Using a dummy seems to have been added onto the “mummy guilt” list. So when is a dummy ok and when is it time to get rid of it? What are the pro’s and cons? Pro’s Sucking can have a soothing effect for babies. There […]

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Social Skill Groups- Who should run them?

Early Start Speech Pathology are known throughout Newcastle and the Hunter for creating and running innovative and evidence based group programs focusing on the teaching of social skills. Teaching social skills is a complicated business. There is a lot of thought, assessment and analysis that goes in to teaching social skills. Speech Pathologists are able […]

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Headstart For Literacy

Get a head start on literacy for your preschool kids With Early Start Speech Pathology’s School Readiness Program in full swing, we’d like to share one of the areas that we will be focussing on to help get our little owls prepared for school and what you can do at home. Learning to read is […]

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