As dedicated teachers, we know the benefits of using visual schedules in the classroom and wider school environment – they help our students understand instructions and tasks, they reduce anxiety and can model appropriate social skills just to name a few! And while ALL our students benefit from using visual schedules, (I need aContinue reading “Using Visual Schedules at Home: 3 Ways to Help Your Students”
“But don’t speech pathologists just fix lisps?” is one of the most asked questions I get when I tell my friends that I often support children with stool withholding and encopresis. And whist tackling those pesky ‘s’ sounds is definitely part of a speech pathologist’s regular caseloads, our skill set goes far further! Speech pathologistsContinue reading “No Laxatives in Sight: 3 Ways a Speech Pathologist Can Help Your Child with Stool Withholding”
Helping your toddler to stop playing to sit on the toilet can be one of the biggest toilet training hurdles I see. As if potty training isn’t stressful enough, battling with your child to pause their fun activity of playing to have toilet time can be a massive battle. Interestingly, there can be manyContinue reading “How to Help Your Child Stop Playing to Sit On the Potty – 4 Top Tips”
Stool withholding in school aged children (sometimes known as Encopresis or chronic constipation) can be a very challenging physical, emotional and medical issue to navigate for parents. And whilst managing stool withholding at home is one hurdle, managing this toilet training challenge at Nursery, Daycare, Preschool or School is a whole other predicament. ButContinue reading “Stool Withholding & Encopresis at School – 3 Ways to Support Your Child”
Is your child struggling with stool withholding, encopresis or toilet avoidance? This blog post has actionable tips and advice.
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One of the biggest questions families ask me as a paediatric speech pathologist is ‘why won’t my child play with their toys?’. This is a huge topic and one that has many answers and discussion points. So let’s grab a cuppa, settle in and look at some of the reasons why your child may beContinue reading “4 Tips To Help Your Child Play With Their Toys”
As a mother of two young children, believe me I understand how challenging doctors visits can be for children. The doctors wear different uniforms and carry strange equipment, there care unfamiliar people in the waiting room and with current hygiene practices, people may be wearing masks which can be confronting for children. This combination canContinue reading “How To Prepare Your Child For Doctors Visits”
Wondering how to approach your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s bowel and bladder challenges? This blog provides a plan! School. It is meant to be a word that sparks excitement, the anticipation of a rite of passage and the promise of a whole new world to explore. But for parents with kids with bowelContinue reading “How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher About their Bowel & Bladder Problem”