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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Online therapy – how is it going? A Q&A session…

As Melbourne enters lockdown #3 – Speech Pathologists Anna and Nataly are joined by some parents of DWSP clients in this Q&A session.  They share their perspectives and give us the low-down on how online therapy is going for them. Q. What has surprised you about doing your therapy sessions online? Anna:  How much I have…

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Masks. Masks. Masks.

  As a culture – we’ve always viewed masks as mysterious. From the Phantom of the Opera to Zorro, masks have been used to create distance in characters and to inspire fear or awe.   Perhaps this is why so many of us are struggling with the idea of wearing a mask for most of 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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Join us for our online playgroup – weekdays at 10.30-11.15am

We all loved running this program back in March (lockdown #1) and now we’re in lockdown #3 it seems like a great time to bring it back. So….  From Tues 11 August 2020, our FREE online playgroup will be running again. We’d love you to grab your coffee and join us! We can’t promise our…

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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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