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So far Mikaela Bow has created 4 blog entries.

Talking to someone with a communication difficulty… What to do!

Communication is a basic human right. Imagine having difficulty communicating…. What impact would that have on your life? Well, in fact 1.2 million Australians have a communication difficulty…. That is nearly 1 in every 20 Australians! So, what is communication? Communication is MORE than just speech – it is writing, reading, using gestures or signs, using a voice output device, [...]

By |2019-11-14T13:25:19+11:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Creating a language-rich environment for your toddler

Children learn speech and language by exploring, listening, watching, babbling, playing, copying and interacting with others. The quantity of words spoken to a child in the first three years of life is strongly associated with a child’s skills, vocabulary size and IQ later in life. Here are some ways you can support your child’s communication in the early years: Slow [...]

By |2019-07-17T09:20:39+10:00June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Lip and Palate A cleft lip and palate occurs when some of the lip and/or palate does not join up properly before birth. This occurs in about 1 in 800 babies born in Australia. The word ‘cleft’ means split or fissure. A cleft lip can be as small as a notch in the lip or it may be more [...]

By |2019-02-21T11:37:06+11:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

What is Aphasia?

What is Aphasia? Written by Mikaela Bow, Speech Pathologist at Southern Highlands Speech Pathology What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a language difficulty which may affect a person’s ability to talk, understand, read, write, use numbers and use gestures. What causes Aphasia? Well, aphasia is caused by damage to the brain. This is most commonly from a stroke, but may also [...]

By |2019-02-05T17:00:39+11:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|