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When Thumb Sucking continues past the Preschool Years

When Thumb Sucking continues past the Preschool Years

Thumb-sucking is a normal part of early childhood and initially it may have seemed harmless. However, as time goes on, you may start to wonder about the potential consequences of this behaviour. Is it just a phase or could it be causing long-term issues? In this blog, we’ll delve into why prolonged thumb-sucking can be problematic and what you can do to help.

How Can I Support My Child with ADHD?

How Can I Support My Child with ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by difficulties with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and it affects around 1 in 20 children in Australia. As a parent, understanding how to support your child is crucial for their well-being and success in school. Here are some effective ways to support a child with ADHD and help you to implement strategies to use at school and at home.

Gestures help me communicate better

Gestures help me communicate better

Have you watched a baby or toddler who has very few spoken words communicate with the people around them? Did they point, stretch out their arm to reach, shake their head, put their hand out or even take someone by the hand to where they wanted to go?

What is Stuttering?

What is Stuttering?

Children who stutter can find communicating with others difficult or frustrating and might distance themselves from social situations or be less willing to join in on conversations. Speech pathologists have a range of interventions to support a child who stutters.