Category Archives: speech and language clinicians

Specific Language Impairment

Specific Language Impairment or SLI affects 10% of the population. In any pre-school class of 30 children, there would be at least 3 children with SLI. Typically these children have difficulty: comprehending instructions, telling stories, using correct grammatical forms, understanding jokes, with reading comprehension and with written expression. While children with normally developing speech and…
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Phonological Awareness -PA

PA (Phonological Awareness) is something that has received a lot of attention over the past few years. Some people think phonological awareness - the awareness of sounds, sound patterns and syllables in words is oral language but it is only one aspect of oral language. Any PA work must be combined with other language aspects…
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Speech Pathology Week “Literacy for Life”

The theme for Speech Pathology Week in 2011 is "Literacy for Life". This acknowledges that the foundations for literacy are laid down from birth. The peak language acquistion period is from birth to 4 years. This does not mean that children older than 4 are not able to benefit from speech therapy intervention but it…
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