Talking Time Blog

Introducing Loretta

I’m the newest kid on the DWSP block, joining the team in July 2016, after 9 years working in the public sector.  I started out teaching ESL in Singapore to adult learners then later made the serendipitous switch to Speech Pathology and haven’t looked back since. Being able to spend your day with children is…

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Term 4 is a good time for School Entry Check Ups!

Speech pathologists are specialists in speech and language – both of which are very important ingredients for success in the classroom. Literacy, oral language, written expression, and comprehension are all areas in which speech pathologists can work with a primary school child. For example, if a child has trouble with producing speech sounds, this may…

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A pleasing Victorian Government Budget announcement…

On April 27 2016, the Victorian Government announced the key initiatives it would fund in the 2016-2017 Budget – it’s a good one for health / education (and therefore Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology).  Hopefully it means more access to our services in schools, and faster referral pathways for preschoolers needing assessment. The budget included…

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The Autism Health and WellBeing Expo is on again…

We are really proud to once again be exhibiting at this great community event.  Amanda and her team did an incredible job pulling it all together in 2015, and we are looking forward to what will no doubt be an even bigger and better repeat performance in 2016. Drop past our table and say “hi”…

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We are now offering The Early Start Denver Mode as a therapy approach!

What is the ESDM? How does it work? The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is a family centred, play based, multi-professional therapy program for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our clinic is really excited to be offering this model of service with several therapists in 2016. Social relationships are at the heart…

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We are now working in Yarrambat!

We are super excited to be partnering with the team at Rivers of Yarrambat to be offering sessions in their Health Centre.  If you’ve never been there, it’s a beautiful spot with coffee, hairdressing and massages on site – with a great cafe and a duck pond for the kids. As Melbourne’s northern suburb expansion…

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