All posts by Elise Baker

Dr Elise Baker is a lecturer with the Discipline of Speech Pathology, at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is involved in the education and training of undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology students, the supervision of graduate research students, and continuing education activities for qualified speech-language pathologists in her main area of interest: speech sound acquisition and disorders in children.

Common myths about speech problems in children

Speech problems in early childhood are common. One in four parents of Australian children are concerned about their 4- to 5-year-old child’s speech but two-thirds of these parents don’t act on their concern. Why? What might stop them from seeking expert advice from a speech pathologist? Myth 1: Children grow out of speech problems (just […]

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