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Happy Speech Pathology Week!

By | 2017-08-30T10:37:23+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

During the week of 20th – 26th August, 2017, Speech Pathology Australia sought to promote the speech pathology profession and acknowledge the work done by speech pathologists across Australia. The theme for 2017 was "Communication access: everyone gets the message!" Because…..Communication is a basic human right. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out [...]

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Intrinsic motivation and learning – your internal carrot

By | 2017-08-22T11:05:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Interest + Engagement = Future Success While this article isn’t specifically about speech pathology, it does talk about an important key to success - engagement. Whether a child is learning in the classroom, or receiving intervention, his or her motivation to learn, to improve, and to develop is the key. “If students can be engaged [...]

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10 new words per week is all it takes…

By | 2017-08-15T17:37:04+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vocabulary building is vitally important for developing reading and comprehension skills in children, as well as in adults. The evidence suggests that teaching and learning 10 new words per week can make a huge contribution to a child’s, an adolescent’s (or even an adult’s) language and literacy abilities (Beck, McKeown & Kucan, 2013).  While the [...]

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