Healthy ears and listening skills

Healthy ears and listening skills

Listening skills are important for children’s speech and language development. Children who communicate well can attend to what others are saying and respond effectively.  The Sounds good to me on-line course includes a whole teaching module on general listening...

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Reading sparks the imagination

Reading sparks the imagination

This month at Sounds good to me, we’ve been looking at the value of literacy, and in particular why it’s important to introduce related skills during the preschool years in order to give kids an advantage when they begin formal school learning. We’ve discussed...

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Literacy opens doors

Literacy opens doors

Literacy has the power to transform lives. Basic literacy skills open doors to countless opportunities, and improve health, the economy, access to jobs, gender equality, democracy, peace and overall quality of life. “Research around the world has proved that children...

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The importance of reading with children

The importance of reading with children

Simple and enjoyable - reading to children regularly and often makes a real difference to their language, cognition and reading skills at later ages. Let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the benefits of reading books with children. Early childhood educators as well...

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Giving others a voice

Giving others a voice

A country girl at heart, Anna grew up on a property in south west of NSW, where she developed an interest in rural health. After completing her studies in Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney, Anna returned to the country and began her professional career in...

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Solving Communication Puzzles

Solving Communication Puzzles

Rany Chou enjoys the challenge of speech pathology in rural areas and making use of a range of evidence-based methods to help people communicate. She is endlessly enthusiastic about her work and is proud to help clients reach their goals. Based in Tamworth, Rany...

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A passion for education, communication and equality

A passion for education, communication and equality

A natural communicator and educator, speech pathologist Linda Foskey has been living out her passion for helping others for over 30 years. It’s a love she shares with Anne Williams, her co-creator in designing Sounds good to me, an online course for early educators...

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Giving children the gift of reading

Giving children the gift of reading

The value of reading cannot be overstated. Once a child can read, they have the key to endless worlds of information and the ability to communicate meaning across wide boundaries. It is a lifelong skill which the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association considers a...

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Creating equal opportunities in early education

Creating equal opportunities in early education

Designed by speech pathologists for early educators, Sounds good to me was born out of a genuine desire to see children reach kindergarten on equal footing. Narrabri speech pathologist, mother of four and Sgtm co-creator Anne Williams has always been passionate about...

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Nurruby welcomes new online course

Nurruby welcomes new online course

Nurruby Children’s Services staff were thrilled when they learnt their favourite pre-reading skills course had gone digital. Designed to give every child a stepping stone as they prepare for school, Sounds good to me trains early childhood educators to teach valuable...

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