Category Archives: Communication

Dispelling some common myths about Speech, Language and Communication Impairment

Please note that the term Speech Pathologist or Speech and Language Clinician or Communication Specialist may be used interchangeably throughout this article. They all refer to the same profession. “Don’t worry about it; your son/daughter will be fine once he gets to school”. This is the most unfounded and potentially damaging pieces of advice anyone…
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Enhancing Language Comprehension at Storytime

Talk about the components of the story and refer to the characters, the setting, action, problems and outcomes. This helps children  not only to understand the story they are hearing, but build a good foundation for them to be able to tell or write a story of their own.  Talk about who is in the…
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Promoting Language Learning Opportunities at Storytime

Reading with your Child Children love to share books with you and it is always good to find out what happens in the story. Reading the book through first to see what happens is a good idea. On the second read through you can stop and comment on the characters or events. The Hanen ABC…
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Print Awareness

There are many language components required to read fluently and an awareness of print is one. Fluent readers incorporate print conventions into the way they read but we know from the research conducted by people such as Laura Justice, that explicit teaching with regard to print conventions enables children to have better literacy outcomes. What…
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