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When a lisp is not just a lisp

A lisp is often a red flag for a deeper problem. Find out how Orofacial Myology can help with proper diagnosis and treatment of this common articulation problem. In...

The sound disorder your child is most likely to have: phonological...

Phonological disorder: the most common of speech disorders in young children, and yet perhaps the least understood by the common person. Let's look at what it is and...

My Child has a Lisp: Rapid-fire Q and A

What is a lisp? A lisp is a lay term for a problem with the “s” and “z” sounds. What are the different types of lisps? Type 1: Interdental lisp...

Eye Contact: More Than Meets the Eye

Using eye contact is a fundamental part of communication at all ages. Let's consider benefits, barriers and tips for good eye contact. Notice what it’s like when you don’t...

Using Fights to Teach Children about Emotions

Fights may undermine the harmony in our homes, but they also provide invaluable opportunities to teach our children about their own and others' emotions. It’s nearly bedtime and I...

Involving Family at Christmas Time

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin Apparently it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for...

Brain Plasticity and Speech Pathology

Neural (or brain) plasticity is the ability of the brain to change or adapt. This occurs in response to the environment, experience, behaviour, disease or injury. We can...

The #1 Thing Our Kids Need

Confession time: this morning I was multi-tasking over breakfast, filling out some boring-but-important forms, when B2 (our second out of 3 sons), said to me, “Mum, can I...

Praise That Packs a Punch

How do you reward your kids in your house? In our house we use a variety of things. There are informal methods, such as verbal praise or high 5s for...

Guaranteeing Early Schooling Success

I remember vividly our first son’s first day of school. In true Susie-fashion, we were late! I was so flustered I barely kissed my son goodbye, then sat...

About A Boy

There are lots of stereotypes about boys. Here are some I’ve heard: they love all things transport and weaponry, they’re active, they’re noisy, they’re risk-takers, they’re cuddly, they...

Is Your Child Ready for School?

I must admit, I didn’t prepare much at all when our first son started school. I wanted to be that laid-back parent, who let my child be a...