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Speech Pathology & Childhood Communication Problems

By | 2017-03-14T12:01:37+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Here is a link to an interesting 5-minute podcast from ABC Radio WA about the importance of speech pathology in childhood communication problems, including spelling, reading and language. “Learning to speak doesn’t always come easily, and early intervention is critical to a child’s development.” Dr Suze Leitao, speech pathologist, discusses different causes and treatments. [...]

Phonics check in schools? Only if the follow-up is explicit systematic phonics intervention…

By | 2017-03-08T12:19:27+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

A new phonics check is about to be implemented in Australian schools, to identify children who may be in need of literacy intervention. But a phonics check is only useful if there is intervention following the testing that remedies the problem! What do you know about phonics? Phonics is the association between spelling choices (graphemes) [...]

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