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We’ve got something new to share…

We’ve got something new to share…

We're excited to annouce the launch of our new resource website, Figure of Speech Resources.  For a long time now, we've had a vision to create a space where people could come for support and resources to help nurture and enrich the development of language and...

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Welcome Defiance

Welcome Defiance

There is a 'joke' in the speechie world that we 'teach kids to talk back'. And it's true! Let me explain: We celebrate when a child demonstrates the skills to refuse or to say no, because this is clear advocacy for their own wants and needs! Self-advocacy! And here’s...

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Social Skills… You’re Welcome.

Social Skills… You’re Welcome.

At the moment our team of fabulous speechies are screening and assessing the speech and language of nearly 700 early years Tasmanian school children. These little people, forming and growing, never fail to delight. Every one of them is magnificent. The team are...

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Changes to our Hobart clinic therapy rooms

Changes to our Hobart clinic therapy rooms

With our team of therapists growing, we find the need to make some changes to our Hobart clinic. Speech therapist Caroline Ross has prepared this social story ‘Different Rooms at SPT’ to help clients who might find it challenging to adjust to sessions in a new room.

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I Wonder… Do Other Mothers Worry As Much?

I Wonder… Do Other Mothers Worry As Much?

School is going back and it triggered one of the lovely mums I (Rosie) work with to send me the most incredible, honest, vulnerable email. It's worthy of a wider read because she so beautifully captures the heart of many mothers I know whose children have differences...

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A Unicorn Job

“You’ve got a unicorn job(!) - the kind of job everyone wants to have... except they don’t really exist!” So said a friend of our wonderful team member Renee, about Renee's magical, marvelous work. After seven years raising her daughter, Renee was thinking about...

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Logopède… obviously.

Logopède… obviously.

Earlier this week I was in a zoom meeting with a clever, outgoing, French scientist. The conversation trip-trapped around to this topic of shared interest, then that… and somewhere in the midst he told me that he has dyslexia. Then completely matter-of-factly, he...

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Intentional Accidental Counsellors

Intentional Accidental Counsellors

Here's a few of our great gang after finishing a Lifeline 'Accidental Counsellor' training together. Allan, in the blue on the right, was in the 'gang' for the day as our fabulous facilitator. But he's well and truly in our gang for life as someone who reverberates...

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