Frequently asked questions by parents

How do I know if my child needs support in their speech sounds or language skills?

Signs that your child might benefit from intervention include struggles with pronouncing certain sounds, difficulty understanding or following instructions, limited vocabulary for their age, trouble forming sentences, and challenges in social interactions due to communication barriers.

Additionally, if your child’s speech or language development seems significantly behind that of their peers or if you have concerns about their progress, consulting with a speech pathologist can provide valuable insight and guidance. Early intervention is key in addressing speech and language concerns, as it can help prevent further delays and improve your child’s communication skills and overall development. 

What ages are your books/courses suitable for?

  • The Speech Sounds Online course is suitable for children ages 3 up.
  • The oral language course is suitable for children 16 months to 3 years.
  • The Readable book is for beginner readers – pre-school to Grade 3 children.

Can I access the courses/resources on different devices?

Yes you can (as long as you have internet access) – you will have a log in and you can access the courses from your computer, tablet or smartphone so you can do anytime/anywhere. You also have lifelong access.

What support is available for parents during the course?

Each of the courses have their own dedicated Facebook group where I, or fellow participants, can answer questions and give support.

For example, if you are unsure if your child is saying his/her sound the right way, or if you are teaching it the right way, you can upload a short video and I will provide feedback and guidance on.

Will an online course be as effective as face-to-face sessions?

For some communication needs, YES. The courses I have designed are not to replace therapy for children with identified communication delays and severe speech sound delays.

The best educator for your child is YOU – therefore being taught how to enhance your child’s reading, language or speech sounds will help your child.

Plus you will have the support provided in the Facebook groups. Online, self-paced courses offer flexibility in scheduling and accessibility and no lengthy wait time on speech pathology waitlists. You can make a difference for your child now. Many people find online, self-paced sessions convenient and comfortable, and you can revisit a session as often as you like.

Weekly or fortnightly speech therapy is also not always accessible due to the cost.

How do I tell if my child is making progress on my own?

The speech sound course has a ‘Levels of practise’ handout so you know exactly where you are, and what your next step will be. For example, your child is working at the word level and has mastered it, then the next step is a short phrase. This is all demonstrated in videos as well.

The Oral language course has a comprehensive language development norms handout, where you can tick off what your child is understanding and saying and plot their progress.  Again, you can ask a question in the dedicated Facebook group.

I am time poor, will this work for me and my family?

Yes, the books/programs are designed to be easy to follow and easy to implement. Consistent 10 minute practise for reading (Readable- A comprehensive guide to teaching your child to read) and the Speech Sounds online program is enough to see progress in your child skills. I also give you some tips to fit into your day.

The Oral language course strategies are designed to be used throughout the day, for example, during meal time or bath time, therefore not adding additional time pressure to your day.

Why isn’t there any testimonials from parents who have bought the book or online programs?

Speech Pathologists are bound by our governing body, Speech Pathology Australia, who have a very strict policy around Ethical Advertising. As such, we are not allowed to use any testimonials in any form whatsoever!

Do you offer a money back guarantee?

Yes, all books/programs come with a 30 day money back guarantee.