4- 5 YEAR OLDS - GETTING PREP READY Blogs by Speech Therapist Dr Sandra McMahon PhD

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9 Open ended questions to ask kids
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Parent Reading Tips For All Big W Free Books
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Phlat Ball – Speech Therapy Toys & How To Use Them
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Speech Therapy Teaching & Talking Tips, Activities + Printables
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What is an Expressive Language Delay in children (DELD)?
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Implications of an Expressive Language Delay
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Vocabulary Skills: Just how important is Expressive Language to school success?
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Educational Toys: Bop It Developing Speech & Language Through Play
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Importance of rhymes & rhyming games in early literacy development
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Red Flags for Receptive Language difficulties in Preschool
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Preschool Comprehension Activities & Ideas to Boost Receptive Language Skills
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What is Speech Intelligibility?
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What is a Speech Disorder?
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What is a lisp?
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Speech Impediment: What are Speech Impediments in Children
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Speech Delay in Children
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Primary School Books, Educational books Online, ebook
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Reading to Preschoolers: Kindergarten, Prep Storytelling Tips 3-5 year olds
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Preschool books, Educational Online Prep books: 3-5 year olds
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Autism in the Preschool years
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Autism Diagnosis The 5 Criteria needed
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Prep Readiness Assessments and Groups
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First Grade Readiness – What skills are expected by the end of Prep?
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SPEECHNET RECOMMENDED TOP TOYS FOR LEARNING SERIES
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Prep readiness

& social skills 

SpeechNet Speech Pathology conducts one-on-one Prep and Grade 1 screens. These can give you insights to any strengths and potential gaps. 

In addition SpeechNet Speech Pathology Brisbane conduct specific School Readiness Groups. Call use as we run these throughout the year as well as group intensives in the Xmas holiday period.  We run extra ones in Term 3 BUT numbers are limited so book ASAP.

Our groups are conducted by speech pathologists practised in conducing phonological awareness skills (literacy skills) and social skills (Making and Keeping Friends). 

We also conduct joint speech pathology and occupational therapy groups - these are great! In addition to the the reading, spelling and social skills support there is an additional focus on pencil grip, writing letter formation and regulation skills to improve attention skills in class.


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Ideas for Home

Early Intervention Activities, Resources & Ideas for home. 

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Checklists 

Developmental Milestones & Online Checklists 

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Games & Toys 

Educational Games and Toys.  With Printables!

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Books 

Educational Book resources with Printables 

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