Keeping Communication Going when People have Dementia

Keeping Communication Going when People have Dementia

On the long and distressing journey that is dementia, one of the key issues is keeping communication going. Over time, all communication skills learned over a lifetime are lost. People forget the names of things, lose their understanding of words and sentences, and...
Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia occurs when the brain is not able to adequately plan actions.  In adults, this can be acquired as a result of a stroke (CVA) or disease or brain lesion of some kind.  The severity can range from mild to severe, and so the symptoms will vary accordingly.

Aphasia

Aphasia

Imagine if you lost your ability to communicate with everyone around you. If a person loses their ability to communicate, they suffer a significant and distressing loss.  In fact, loss of speech and language is one of the most distressing life events that can happen....
School Aged Children Who Stutter

School Aged Children Who Stutter

Children who have been stuttering for longer than 3 years are less likely to grow out of stuttering. For these children it is important they have the techniques to manage their stuttering and minimise any anxiety it may cause.

An update on The Lidcombe Program

An update on The Lidcombe Program

Many independent reviews have shown that the Lidcombe Program has the best research evidence of all stuttering treatments for children younger than 6 years. But how does it work? What are the treatment agents? . A recent study* has questioned whether the verbal...