Talking Time Blog

COVID-19 Update at DWSP: Issued 13 July 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Clients and Families, Well, it’s the news none of us wanted.  Back in May, we decided to review our service plan on Monday 13 July, but this certainly wasn’t what we’d hoped to be writing about at the start of Term 3, 2020. The recent increase in Covid 19 transmissions in our…

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COVID-19 DWSP Update: Issued 19 May 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Clients and Families, We hope you are continuing to stay well and safe, and that the challenges of home schooling are being replaced with the thought of school returning in the coming weeks. Our therapists have been enjoying seeing so many families online and it has opened up some wonderful opportunities to…

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Online PLAY Program: Preschool group for Term 3 2020

“PLAY is a child’s work and it is one of the most effective ways to engage your child in language learning.” Erica Casey, Senior Speech Pathologist, DWSP Come and join our online program to develop play, communication, motor skills, school readiness, and much more!  Following the success of this program in June, we are really pleased to again offer…

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Natty’s Homemade Ice Cream Recipe (from online playgroup)

Materials:  Measuring spoons  Measuring cup  1 tbs Sugar  ½ cup milk or heavy whipping cream  ¼ tsp Vanilla extract  ½ cup Salt. Different types of salts, such as table salt or rock salt, will all work, but may give slightly different results.  Ice cubes (enough to fill the…

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Solutions for the WFH Mama: an online Prep Reading Program!

I’m Dee, the Clinical Director of Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology Services.   I’m also a working Mum with two young kids, and like most people I know, I’m suddenly working from home (WFH).  I’ve got a couple of big things on my mind right now – namely, how to support our therapists who can’t work (with…

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Remote Ready Readers

An online literacy program designed especially for Prep students who are at a critical time in their early reading journey. Speech Pathologists are traditionally involved in teaching literacy and reading skills to students who are struggling with reading in the classroom. We support students with a strong focus on developing the skills that underpin successful reading.…

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Telehealth and Online Services – your questions answered

We’re moving our therapy sessions online from Monday 23 March This applies until further notice, and we’ll be progressing quickly towards that with increased online sessions this week.  Please check out Our COVID-19 Response post for details on what this means for any sessions you currently have booked. Online Therapy Services – is this new…

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A New Era of Therapy: Our COVID-19 Response

At DWSP, we’re a healthcare and education service.  The health and wellbeing of our clients and their families, our staff and the broader community is at the heart of the work we do. Whilst cleanliness and hygiene are always front of mind in our clinics, over the past 2 weeks with the Australian outbreak of…

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Anna begins her career at DWSP…

Hi, I’m Anna and I’m so excited to be joining the DWSP team this year as a new graduate therapist! I have always lived in Melbourne, being only a few minute drive from the Coburg clinic, surrounded by my family, and of course lots of yummy food. I grew up with a love for music,…

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