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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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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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Books! Books! Books!

4 Activities (other than reading) to do with Books Here at Early Start Speech Pathology we love giving you tips on how to work on your child’s goals with activities that are already part of your routine as we know multi-tasking can make life easier. Today we are going to look at just how much […]

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You’re Kidding Me!

Early Start is very excited to be again affiliated with Lake Macquarie Council and their exceptional “You’re Kidding Me Program”. Early Start Speech Pathology will be offering FREE screening and FREE talks throughout the year.  Early Start Speech Pathology are proud to be servicing the wider community of Lake Macquarie through Lake Macquarie Council. For […]

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