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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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Following the Evidence

Following the Evidence

There are very few exceptions to the statement ‘everyone can learn to read and write’. Learning to read is one of the most studied human skills. We certainly now know enough about it to build a nation, which in practical terms is fully literate. This research has...

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Learning From Our Clients

Learning From Our Clients

There is no one that teaches us more about the work we do than our clients themselves. This is true for any of the helping professions and is certainly true for speech pathologists. It is through our interactions and applying theory, practically, to the presenting...

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Just Time and Juggling in Times of Covid

Just Time and Juggling in Times of Covid

Just Time and Juggling in Times of Covid (Or, you couldn’t write a manual to solve this!) We all maintain good health and hygiene practices, right? 1.5m apart, washing hands with soap, sneezing into elbow, staying at home if unwell, etc. It’s this ‘staying home if...

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Change Flooding Up

Change Flooding Up

Above image: left to right: Linda McKillop, speech pathologist & Orton-Gillingham master trainer; Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania; Rosie Martin, speech pathologist. “We’ve been talking about improving the literacy rates...

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My Friend Linda

My Friend Linda

I first met my dear friend Linda McKillop more than 30 years ago. I met her in the waiting room at the then Clarence Community Health Centre. I was a 24 year old ‘speechie’ working there two days each week; she was a 22 year old speechie working for the Education...

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“I Don’t Know”

“I Don’t Know”

We understand that saying “I don’t know” is the beginning of something good. We teach our clients to say “I don’t know”. It matters to teach this overtly to children.

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Dyslexia Q & A with Linda McKillop

Dyslexia Q & A with Linda McKillop

Local literacy legend, Linda McKillop, in partnership with Square Pegs Tasmania Dyslexia Support & Advocacy, is presenting this free Q & A session about all things dyslexia and literacy. This is a fabulous opportunity! Don't miss it!...

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Girls’ Night In

Girls’ Night In

Speech pathology is a profession that is 97% female dominated. Yes, you read that correctly!... you didn't think there were any professions like that left, right? So women's cancer matters to us. It's a dark shadow of possibility over the lives of the mums of our...

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