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Learn and Grow Speech Pathology is a private Speech Pathology practice based in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.

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Concerned About Your Toddlers Talking

You've probably heard it dozens of times (if not more) before - "every child is different" and "there is a range of normal". If you're a parent who's worried about whether your toddler's language is normal, those well intentioned words might just not be cutting it. So what could you be looking out for? When should you think about asking for a more in depth look at your child's communication? Here are a few things to think about...

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The best way that we can encourage our children's language is through the way we communicate in every day activities. Children need to understand language before they can use it. Hanen's "4 S's" are a great way to remember some of the most important principles. They can be used in almost any interaction with your little ones throughout the day. I always think it's easiest to pick one to start with, and then build from there.

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The Three Mealtime L's

Mealtimes with children can be some of the nicest shared family moments but also one of the regular daily battles.

The division of responsibility in feeding (sDOR) encourages you (the parent) to take leadership with the whatwhen, and where of feeding and let your child determine how much and whether to eat of what you provide.

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Reading improves language development, future literacy skills, concentration and helps build interpersonal connections. But is it as simple as picking up any old book and reading it word for word?

Well – it could be, but here are a few tips on how to do it even better and get maximum bang for your reading buck!

 

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