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Annie’s Last Paper Not Coming Out

From Live Toad Annie’s Last Paper Not Coming Out In a bizarre replay of Annie’s Coming Out (1980) the Department of Human Services is preventing Anne McDonald‘s oldest friend, Leonie McFarlane, from delivering a presentation in her memory. Leonie‚Äôs case is to be taken to the Supreme Court today by Ron Meldrum, QC. Anne McDonald…

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The King’s Speech

Lionel Logue was one of Australia’s earliest and more famous speech therapists (speech pathologist these days, at least in Australia), noted for his work with King George’s stutter. Techniques for therapy vary greatly these days, from more behavioural approaches, such as the Lidcombe Program for young children, to strategies, or altered speech patterns for adults.…

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Confessions of a (Bogan) Speech Pathologist [yes, I’m from Tronno, and some days it shows]

Graffiti at the Holder shops There are days when: After an afternoon at dropin, where I may have been trying to correct lisps all afternoon, my mouth gets tired, and I lisp a little myself. That’s if I haven’t lost my voice by that time because I’m crappy with looking after my own voice, and…

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Work-Nerding (aka Things that are exciting me that are work related)

Fun and progressive things in the world of Speech Pathology: The Speech Pathology Australia National Conference in May. They’ve even put the Conference Dinner on the last night to keep us there til the end! The LINCS speech pathology project – looking at best service delivery models for High Schoolers with language impairment. Hoping to…

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Icing Biscuits for Therapy

There are so many language goals you can target by simply playing with milk arrowroots, icing, food colours and some lollies. I tend to have the kids requesting the items them want into order to make the iced biscuits of their dreams. Practising question forms, descriptions, listening skills, clear speech, and sequencing (you know, so…

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Rewards of Stalking

So many good things come from stalking. You make friends, you win bags, and you get the thrill of tracking someone down :p Jen and her little (and rapidly growing) boy were some of my first “Real” clients as a “real” speech pathologist. Aren’t they lucky getting me as a new grad? ;) Pop-up pirate…

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