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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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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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Following Instructions

The easy way to support your child’s following instructions at home You may have noticed that a lot of our little owls are working on following directions, understanding instructions and knowing the meaning of words such as ‘next to’ and ‘behind’ with their Early Start Speech Pathology therapists. With a new school year starting your […]

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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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What is Evidence Based Practice?

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is something we’ve all heard of, but what is it and what does it mean for my child? Let’s break it down. Levels of Evidence – Not all evidence is equal! As Speech Pathologists we base our therapy and practises on the best evidence available to us however not all evidence […]

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Favourite FREE Apps to Support Language

A lot of our little Owls at Early Start Speech Pathology are motivated by the iPad so it’s great when you can combine something fun that is sneakily educational and works on their language goals at the same time! It is really important to play these games WITH your child so that you can support […]

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