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30/06/2020
Build your child's talking skills

Check out our latest addition to our Youtube Channel where our Speech Pathologist Emma shows you how to build your child's talking skills.

01/04/2020
Make your NDIS Coin go further

There are some easy ways to make your NDIS Money go further here at MouthWorks. Here are some tips for new to NDIS Families: If your Self-Managed pay your invoice on the day. At MouthWorks we offer Self-Managed NDIS Clients our "Private Rate" if you pay your invoice on the day. This represents a discount […]

27/03/2020
Online Therapy Success Stories

Telehealth (or online therapy) is not a new way of doing therapy. For many years, MouthWorks has provided consultation and support by: Telephone, Video consultation through the internet, Email support, Sending pictures and videos, and Providing home, school or community programmes for people to practice. Researchers have shown that online therapy can be: As effective […]

06/12/2019
NOT Annoying Kids’ Music

Most kids love music. They love the repetition, the predictability, the way it makes them want to move or sing, or the way it relaxes them. Unfortunately, some music aimed at the early childhood market doesn’t always appeal to an adult ear… Two Words – “Baby Shark”. But music for kids can extend way beyond […]

15/11/2019
When do you need a Speech Pathologist?

Our Speech Pathologist, Emma, is in front of the camera again! This time she's telling us when we should consider taking our child to see a Speechie!

07/11/2019
ACTUALLY Relaxing Classical Music

I’m often coming across tips for relaxing in magazines or online, which might include things like… make yourself a cup of herbal tea, take a warm bath, practice some deep breathing and… listen to some classical music. For someone who hasn’t had much exposure to classical music, this advice could potentially lead to anything BUT […]

29/10/2019
Come out of Hibernation with some Spring Treats!

Spring has sprung - How to enjoy food, sunshine and socialising the healthy way. For us Tasmanian's, the fact that summer is near is reason enough to celebrate! Along with the heat, the warmer months often bring the desire for refreshing foods and increased social gatherings. For many, it can be hard to couple social […]

29/10/2019
Special Time (Part 1 of 3)

magine you a child again. The person who looks after you brings you to a special play area, with some toys. They sit you down and for the next 30 minutes you become the centre of their world, they reflect back to you what you do and say, and they do it in such a […]

29/10/2019
Special Time (Part 2 of 3)

Our last Post took you through what Special Time was and the benefits, now we look at the important thing, how to make it happen! How to do it: In special time, it is our child’s chance to take the lead and be in control of the play (safely). Special time has multiple variations, but […]

29/10/2019
Special Time (Part 3 of 3)

In the last of our series, we look at creating safety and setting limits. Creating SafetyAlthough Special Time is about giving your child a chance for self expression and self control, this kind of freedom is only beneficial if it also feels safely contained. We create safety by:· Sharing our own sense of safety (eg […]

28/08/2019
Speech Pathology Week

Emma's been at it again, with a Speech Pathology Week "Communicate with Confidence" Rap!

30/07/2019
WorkPlace Wellness- Part 1

Part 1: How stress affects our food choices Stress in the workplace is often unavoidable, but why is it that when we feel stressed, we find ourselves reaching for a bar of chocolate or a big bowl of spaghetti? Between 2014-2015, Safe work Australia reported that approximately 91% of workers’ compensation claims involving a mental […]

17/07/2019
Go Play!

Pretend Play Matters! What is pretend play?Not all play is created equal, and not all play is the same. Today I’m going to talk about a very special kind of play, Pretend Play. What exactly is pretend play? Key things we would see in pretend play: Object substitution – I pretend an object is something […]

30/06/2019
When should my child see a Speech Pathologist

Children are amazing, by their first birthday they are starting to say their first words, they are looking, they’re pointing, they’re using eye contact – they’re communicating with purpose. By the time a child is eighteen months old, they will have around fifty words and will be following simple instructions and responding to questions or […]

26/06/2019
Don't be afraid to get emotional...........

I feel like emotional regulation is a pretty popular term these days. But what exactly is it?Well if we google the word regulation, you’ll find a bunch of hits for legislation, which implies control. Which makes me think I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the term “emotional regulation”. After all, our emotions serve […]

24/06/2019
Turnaround Picky Eaters

Kids are complex. So are the reasons that they might not eat enough quantity or variety to grow and develop as they should. Picky eating is really complex, and never a result of naughty behaviour. The key ways to help are to: reduce anxiety around food and mealtimes, and support their appetite with routines and […]

30/05/2019
Why aren’t you listening to me !?

You can almost hear the exasperated sigh. There are many reasons why it might seem your child isn’t listening. They can’t hear you They don’t know you are talking to them They don’t understand what you’re saying They understand, but they don’t want to (right now) Caught up in the heat of the moment and […]

19/04/2019
Book Magic

Emma is at it again, grabbing the camera and telling you about the magic of books in Language development. This time she also brings in a couple friends......

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