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Welcome to Growing Up with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology. We can't wait to help guide you through parenthood and assist you with the challenges and everyday dilemmas that parents and children are faced with on their journey into adulthood. Hear from experts in varying fields and benefit from their incredible insight, as you and your children grow in life together. 

Growing Up with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology Podcast A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology

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Welcome to Growing Up with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology. We can't wait to help guide you through parenthood and assist you with the challenges and everyday dilemmas that parents and children are faced with on their journey into adulthood. Hear from experts in varying fields and benefit from their incredible insight, as you and your children grow in life together. 

    Talking Social Skills and Pragmatics Jo Nelson - Speech Pathologist with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology

    Talking Social Skills and Pragmatics Jo Nelson - Speech Pathologist with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology

    Did you know that speech pathologists can help children develop social skills? Many of us may take for granted that innate understanding of how to interact with others appropriately. But for some children, understanding conversational cues, facial expressions and pragmatics does not come as naturally.

    Jo Nelson, an experienced Speech Pathologist, shares her thoughts and tips on how we can help children forge connections with others and adapt social thinking.

    Jo and Lauren also discuss how we can embrace a child’s strengths and interests to help them develop their understanding of the world and encourage them to interact with others without changing who they are.

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    • 16 min
    Making Sense of Sensory Needs Michelle Ebbin – Founder of JettProof

    Making Sense of Sensory Needs Michelle Ebbin – Founder of JettProof

    Have you ever considered alternative ways to support the unique needs of your family? Michelle Ebbin understands all too well the search for that ‘perfect solution’ when it comes to supporting children with special needs.

    In this podcast episode, Michelle shares her journey as a mum of children with additional needs, including Jett who was diagnosed with Autism at a young age, and how she created a product that was, in-fact, ‘Jett-proof’.

    Michelle is a big believer in finding the support you need to get through the day – no matter what your day may look like, and offers advice on how families can embrace their differences and create a village of people who understand and support your choices.

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    • 21 min
    Understanding Children’s Anxiety Dr Rickie Elliot - Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Hummingbird Centre

    Understanding Children’s Anxiety Dr Rickie Elliot - Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Hummingbird Centre

    Have you ever considered the support of a psychologist when it comes to your child’s growth and development? For many parents, a psychologist maybe someone that is only considered if there is a specific problem or concern. But as Dr Rickie Elliot explains in this conversation, psychologists can play an important role in your child’s development, particularly when it comes to understanding their emotions.

    With what Rickie describes as a cultural and generational shift related to seeking mental health support; many families are becoming more aware of when to seek assistance, particularly related to anxiety, and how therapy can be beneficial in supporting both children and parents.

    Lauren and Rickie also discuss the important role of language when it comes to connecting with others and laying the groundwork to help children build awareness of how they are feeling and how to appropriately express these feelings.

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    • 18 min
    Tackling Toilet Training Melissa Roberts – Speech Pathologist with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology

    Tackling Toilet Training Melissa Roberts – Speech Pathologist with A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology

    If you have a toddler in the house, chances are you know how tricky toilet training can be. But did you know that speech pathologists can help with this important milestone?

    Melissa Roberts is a Speech Pathologist and after experiencing her own battle in the bathroom, wrote a book to help parents understand tricky topics like stool withholding and the fears children may experience when it comes to toileting.

    In this podcast episode Melissa shares her tips on how to tackle toilet training, and how you can use language and visual prompts to help your child overcome fears associated with toileting.

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    • 16 min
    Loving Literacy Alison Perry – Speech Pathologist and Founder of Soundability

    Loving Literacy Alison Perry – Speech Pathologist and Founder of Soundability

    Alison Perry is a speech pathologist, and like many speech pathologists, she understands that helping children

    develop their literacy skills is paramount to their future success.

    As a trainer for the Sounds-Write Phonics Program, Alison shares her ideas on how we as parents and educators can

    develop our understanding of how to teach children phonics successfully and help them build an ability to read and

    spell.

    With young children of her own, Alison is fond of shared story time and provides some tips in this discussion to help

    you make this time with your child an enjoyable learning experience.

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    • 18 min
    A is for Assistance Dog Maree Bendeich – Pet Photographer, Mum and Owner of Atlas the Assistance Dog

    A is for Assistance Dog Maree Bendeich – Pet Photographer, Mum and Owner of Atlas the Assistance Dog

    Assistance dogs are making a big difference in the lives of many people, including Maree Bendeich, who shares her

    experience with training an assistance dog for her daughter in this podcast episode.

    Maree’s daughter was diagnosed with Autism and Generalised Anxiety Disorder at a young age. Maree believed that

    an assistance dog would be a great way to help her daughter build confidence and even give her a reason to speak

    and interact with others around her. When Atlas, an adorable Autism Assistance Dog in the making, became part of

    the family, Maree knew she made the right decision.

    The process for training an assistance dog can be challenging and costly, but Maree believes the benefits and

    rewards far outweigh any of this. As a lover of dogs, Maree talks about the benefits of animal assisted therapy and

    how you can start your journey with an assistance dog.

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    • 21 min

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