The Flowering Fives – The school journey is just beginning! Half way to ten! Can you believe it? You have watched your youngster blossom into a personality and a self that is unlike any other. Your child should now be stating his or her opinions, thoughts and feelings on various topics – even when you…Details
Most of us stumble over our words sometimes. Our speech is made through a series of coordinated movements in our throat, palate, tongue and lips, so it’s fair enough that things can sometimes misfire.
But while the occasional speech disfluency is normal, if it happens a lot, it may be due to a stutter.Details
Most people are aware of the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: tremors, stiffness, and trouble walking.But did you know that up to 90% 1 of people with Parkinson’s also have trouble speaking? Words can be slurred, mumbled, or stammered out in a pattern known as ‘tachyphemia’. Or sometimes a person will speak softly, or with a breathy quality.Details
By the age of 4, most toddlers are talking pretty well… almost too much sometimes! Many parents welcome bed time when the constant chirping of little voices finally goes quiet. But when your child doesn’t speak at all, or if you are the only one who can understand their ‘language’, it can be worrying. Especially when you see other kids their age chatting away non-stop.Details