Talking Time Blog

Services now in Eltham!

From 1 September, 2018, we’ll be offering services at our new clinic at 22 Dudley St, Eltham The new clinic is a short walk from the train station, with easy parking in the Coles carpark across the road from the clinic. We’re sharing the new premises with a child and adolescent psychologist, a podiatrist and…

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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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We welcome to Amelia to Melbourne’s chilly winter!

We’re thrilled to welcome Amelia to have joined the DWSP team as a Speech Pathologist.  Amelia is a Melburnian but applied for our role from her home in Townsville – helping us to a new “first” in our practice – a job interview over Skype!   Amelia is giving up her role in a sunny…

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Diana joins our team in May

We’ve been really lucky to fill our maternity leave therapy spaces with some super new clinicians.  In May we have Diana joining us at the Eltham, Coburg and Thornbury clinics.  Here she is in her own words! “My name is Diana and I am very excited to have joined the team at DWSP.  I’m particularly eager…

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Carolyn begins her Speech Pathology career with DWSP…

We don’t often bring on new graduates to the DWSP team, due to the demanding nature of our work – with families and clients providing feedback that they prefer working with more senior clinicians.  However, when we met Carolyn we were really excited to have her to begin her career with us. She’s dynamic, passionate…

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Two and Talking – Term 2, 2019

If your Miss or Mr 2 is not quite using the words you’d expected, or if you’d like some ideas and strategies for encouraging your 2 year old to use more words, then this group program, running in Term 2 and 3, might be just what you’re looking for. “Two And Talking is a group…

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Let’s Make Little Friends – Social Skills group at Footscray

In Term 2, 2019 we will offer this program for first time at our Footscray clinic after several successful terms at our Thornbury site.  This group session are designed for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years to support them in developing their skills for interaction, play and communication with others. What skills will my child learn? Goals may…

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We welcome Dilinie back from Alice Springs!

Hello. My name is Dilinie and I’m very excited to be joining the DWSP team this year. I have always loved working with children and became a speech pathologist because I loved the idea of helping children learn the power of communication. I love my job as I get to play with children all day…

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Our OT team is growing again – welcome to Laura

A warm hello to the DWSP community! My name is Laura and I joined the team here at DWSP back in December 2018.  I met Dee and some of the team several years previously and I am thrilled to have finally joined them. I have always held a passion for supporting children and their families,…

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