Talking Time Blog

Term 3 Ready Readers Group

We are excited to offer our Ready Readers Literacy group program in Term 3! This no-cost program is designed to support 6 – 7 year olds in further developing strong letter-sound associations.   Literacy research has shown that knowledge of letter-sound correspondence is one of the five essential skills for reading. Our program is ideal for…

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Voyager Pilates & the “Parent Pause Program”

Coming to You in July 2018: Voyager Pilates at DWSP – Thornbury We are excited to introduce Sarah, our new pilates instructor.  Sarah will be running a “Parent Pause” Pilates program at our Thornbury clinic, offering parents a brief period of time out and self -care while their children are in session.   Read on…

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We welcome Erica!

We are very excited to welcome the latest addition to the DWSP team. Erica Casey joins DWSP from her role at the Royal Children’s Hospital.  She is an an experienced Speech Pathologist who supports preschool and school aged children with a range of speech, language, learning and feeding difficulties. She enjoys working with children with…

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An interview with Tiger Time

Last month our Occupational Therapist Rachel (RH) was lucky enough to catch up with Amee Carrick, mother, early educator and creator of tiger time – an instagram page dedicated to inspiring parents to get creative with the sensory play! Providing endless, non-screen based, options for play and learning. Amee can be found over on instagram…

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Fussy eaters and mealtime battles

Why are some kids “fussy eaters”? Food is a huge part of life and daily routines and can be incredibly enjoyable.  However, for many children (and parents!) mealtimes and eating can be one of the most stressful parts of their day. In the DWSP clinic we work with families and children who have limited preferences,…

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Sensitive to Sunscreen? Tips and Tricks for a sensory sunsmart!

Many children can’t stand the feel of sunscreen slathered on their ears, nose and cheeks.  Cold, wet, sticky and sometimes itchy – sunscreen application is one of the summer challenges for many parents as they wrestle slippery, wriggling little people into the sun-smart recommendations. Summer Protective Attire To avoid or minimize sunscreen battles, explore a…

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Meet and Greet with Annaliese

How long have you been with DWSP? For just over 6 years. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role with DWSP. I work as one of the Speech Pathologists in the team here at DWSP. I see clients both at schools and the Thornbury clinic and I work with a wide range…

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Meet Christina

How long have you been with DWSP? 3 years now, with a maternity leave break in the middle to have my daughter. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP I work with children and adults with communication difficulties. I love working with children under 5 years of age and their…

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Meet Esther

How long have you been with DWSP? I’ve been working at DWSP for 4 and a half years now. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP My role is a Senior Speech Pathologist.  This means I provide Speech Pathology services to a wide range of people from preschoolers through to…

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Meet Rachel Hammond

How long have you been with DWSP? I started work as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the DWSP team just over a year ago. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP My role at DWSP involves a clinical case list working as an Occupational Therapist, supporting our clients and families…

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