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Stuttering and its Challenges at School

By | 2017-03-08T12:19:51+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Speech Pathology, Thought of the Week|

With the school year just beginning it’s an important reminder that school is more than learning the curriculum. Children face social and emotional challenges, with new expectations and responsibilities.  For children with a communication disorder, the impact on learning and peer relationships can be greater.  “Children who stutter face unique challenges at school…” Click on this [...]

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But what is Orofacial Myology?

By | 2017-02-13T21:46:08+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Orofacial Myology|

‘Oro’ refers to the oral cavity, or the mouth… ‘facial’ refers to the face….and ‘myo’ is a prefix which stands for ‘muscle’. In other words, Orofacial Myology is all about assessing and providing exercises for the lips, tongue, jaw and facial muscles to improve symmetry, function and form. People who would benefit from OM treatment [...]

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Snoring – how to stop

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:49+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Orofacial Myology|

I was watching The Project tonight, and they had a story about snoring, or rather, how to stop snoring. It caught my attention! The show demonstrated facial exercises that a person can do to eliminate snoring. Nothing wrong with that! But, do you know, that’s exactly what Orofacial Myology does – trains the muscles of [...]

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So, what’s the commonality between humans, horses and kangaroos?

By | 2017-02-13T21:46:31+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Orofacial Myology|

For those of you who thought it could be that all three, given the circumstances, can understand and/ or speak English (think famous Mr Ed the Talking Horse, or Skippy the Bush Kangaroo….), it’s not that. Humans, horses and kangaroos are born breathing through their noses. That’s right. All three living creatures are nasal breathers. [...]

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Speech Pathology Week 2015

By | 2017-02-13T21:46:44+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Speech Pathology|

Monday 24 August WELCOME to Speech Pathology Week, 2015 – from 23 – 29 August. This year’s theme is #Talkwithme and Positive Speech supports Speech Pathology Week to raise awareness of the more than 1.1 million people in Australia who have difficulty communicating. THANKS Southern Highland News! Today our local newspaper, Southern Highland News, has published a Media [...]

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Speech Pathologists, Dentists and Orthodontists are all on the same page…

By | 2017-02-13T21:46:56+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Speech Pathology|

In 2014 I attended a fantastic continuing professional development (CPD) event offered by Speech Pathology Australia on the topic of how Speech Pathologists can work more effectively with Dentists and Orthodontists. As a practitioner who considers working with other professionals very important in order to establish an holistic view of a client’s needs, I found [...]

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Fact Sheets for Communication and Swallowing Disorders…

By | 2017-02-13T21:47:17+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Speech Pathology|

Did you know Speech Pathology Australia has a number of Fact Sheets to provide members of the public with information about communication and swallowing disorders? They can be accessed here on the SPA website.  Of course, if you’d like any further information, just ask us – we are only too happy to talk, clarify, provide information in more detail [...]

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