Talking Time Blog

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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Doll House Antics – ideas for imaginative play

Small doll play is a developmental milestone for cognitive skills and imaginary play. It’s the kind of play which children can enjoy by themselves or with 1-2 friends in a small group. The dolls and storys they tell can change as they grow and find new interests – and it’s a kind of play that…

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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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We welcome Nataly!

My name is Nataly and I am so excited to be joining the DWSP team. I am amazed at just how much I have learnt in such a short time from the amazing individuals on the team. Everyone brings new knowledge, culture and ‘spice’ to the group, which I am hoping to absorb. I’m originally…

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Did you know humans swallow up to 700 times a day?

Senior Speech Pathologist, Tamsin, discusses what dysphagia is and how we can help Dysphagia – pronounced dis-fay-juh. It means  – “Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing” Did you know around 1 million Australians have dysphagia?  That is around 1 in 17 people who will experience some form of dysphagia in their lifetime. We swallow, on average around 700…

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Starting school in 2020? Get Set, Prep!

Get Set, Prep! is our school readiness program for 2020. Families often ask us what they can do to help their child be as ready as possible for school entry, and there’s lots of skills our team can help with. Our Get Set, Prep! program begins with a 1:1 individual and goal setting session, where…

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A day of learning about lip and tongue ties with Dr Kestenberg

Our newest speech therapist, Amelia, was invited to spend the day with Dr. Jeffrey Kestenberg from Coburg Dental Group. Dr Kesteberg is a dentist who specialises in laser frenectomies, that is, the removal of lip, tongue and cheek ties by laser.   The Coburg Dental Group on Moreland Rd is really close to our new Coburg clinic,…

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