WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO COPY WHEN LEARNING TO TALK?
Children usually say their first words around 12 – 13 months. Some children take longer to learn to talk. Parents ask 'How can I get my child to talk?' There are numerous reasons why some children take longer.
Fiona finds some children have not mastered the idea of “copying”.
CAN I HELP MY CHILD WHO STUTTERS?
What "not" to say to a child who stutters: do you know the difference between what 'TO' say, and what 'NOT' to say, if your child stutters? We use the most widely accepted stuttering treatment in Australia known as the Lidcombe Program. The program is specifically designed to teach your child to talk “smoothly” and to “say words easily” so his/her talking “flows”.
MANY CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS CAN READ WELL, BUT FIND ABSORBING INFORMATION FROM WHAT THEY READ VERY DIFFICULT
It is possible your child has difficulty understanding what they read, without you being aware.
Their ability to understand what is read can be assessed using reading tests which check for accuracy (how many words are correct), understanding and speed of reading.