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13/10/2021
What's that sign? Key Word Sign.

Key Word Sign can be a helpful alternative to verbal communication or used in combination with other communication systems in which a visual cue is used to represent vocabulary.

02/08/2021
School Holidays Day Program

This Spring School Holidays, MouthWorks will be providing three fun-filled days of group programming at Orana Guide Camp in Roches Beach. What is it? Our School Holiday program is all about supporting and developing a wide variety of skills including communication, fine and gross motor skills, emotional and sensory regulation, and social communication using an […]

07/07/2021
Jump the 12 month waitlist!

This is a unique opportunity to get your child's therapy started now, as we've had some school holiday cancellations so there are a limited number of appointments that just became available. Have some downtime in the school holidays? Jumpstart your therapy with bypassing normal wait times in this limited time offer. If you want to […]

21/06/2021
New digs at our Launceston clinic!

Thank you to our Launceston clients for your great support over the last year! We have enjoyed the opportunity to provide outstanding therapy services to the North and North West since we opened the clinic in June 2020. We are now happy to announce that we have been able to DOUBLE the size of our […]

15/06/2021
We're participating in Shorts Day 2021!

This year is the first annual Shorts Day by organisation SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY works to promote positive mental health and prevent suicide by normalising conversations about mental health and encouraging people to seek help when they need it. Mitch McPherson established the organisation in 2013 after his younger brother Ty […]

27/05/2021
We're coming to Huonville and King Island!

Now operating in regional Tasmania servicing two new locations. We've extended our therapy services because we just love seeing you so much! We've hired new staff and have expanded our reach into the corners of the state, including Southern riverside town of Huonville and the extreme NorthWest of Tasmania: King Island. We also have hired […]

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 […]

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