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Kids with ADHD: How Occupational Therapy can help

  Do you have a child you know is bright, yet he or she can’t seem to pay attention long enough in school to excel? Do teachers tell you your child is not completing homework assignments, is making careless mistakes, or acts impulsively in the classroom? At home, is your child extremely fidgety and rarely […]

10 Benefits of Having a Maths Tutor for Your Child

  Whether your child likes Maths or not, Maths is part of their life at school and in the world outside it. Experts explain how improved marks are not the only benefits that your child can gain from having a Maths tutor as part of their support team. Maths skills are becoming an increasingly critical […]

Children’s Motor Skill Milestones – A guide for parents

  As a parent, you rejoice at each new thing your child learns and accomplishes. From the time they offer their first smile or that first step to that first dance concert or soccer game, you enjoy watching them grow, mature, and achieve. However, there are some children who progress in their physical skills at […]

Battling Childhood Depression Through Family Counselling

  Many people instantly assume that mental health issues such as depression are strictly adult problems. No parent likes to consider the possibility that their child or teenager is suffering from depression. Unfortunately, Australian research shows that approximately 112,000 young people between 4-17 years suffer from a major depressive disorder. These statistics are grim, but […]

How to Help Your Child Who Stutters

  If your child stutters, you’re not alone. According to the Australian Stuttering Research Centre (ASRC) at the University of Sydney, about 1 in every 12 children in Australia stutters. The condition ranges from barely perceptible to sufficiently severe that the child who struggles with the condition can barely be understood. In most cases, stuttering […]

Meet Michael Gamble – Children’s Speech Pathologist

  Would an energetic male speech pathlogist make a difference to your son or daughter’s motivation for speech therapy? When kids are supported by someone they like and trust, their results often leap-frog months ahead, meaning that problems are overcome much more quickly and easily. And that’s just one of the reasons that speech pathologist, […]

5 Things You Can Do to Solve Sibling Rivalry

  If the following scenario sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone.  Your four-year daughter has taken a favourite toy from her three-year old sister.  The little one begins to cry.  That seems to “egg on” the older one, who calls her sister a cry-baby.  The younger girl screams for your help.  What should you […]

Michael Gamble – Speech Pathologist

Michael Gamble – Speech Pathologist

  Michael is a highly trained paediatric speech pathologist with a strong reputation for providing children with creative and engaging speech therapy that focuses on their individual needs. Prior to joining the Kids First team, Michael worked for a highly respected children’s charity delivering speech therapy to disadvantaged children in Sydney preschools and schools. He […]