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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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Home Work

Are you practising speech therapy the ‘right way’ at home? We promise we don’t give you speech homework to make you even busier! The Early Start Speech Pathology  team are bookworms at heart and regularly keep up to date with what the research has to say about the best ways to create successful communicators. For […]

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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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Speech & Literacy: What’s the Connection?

Did you know that many of the skills needed to become proficient readers and spellers begin with a child’s spoken language? Did you know that children who have speech sound disorders can often end up with literacy difficulties? If you think about it, it makes sense. Can’t say the sounds- can’t read the sounds. It […]

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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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