Dr McMahon is passionate about speech therapy for children and brings experience, upto date research and friendly speech therapists that can get your child talking and learning. The Brisbane & Skype services provide speech therapy assessment and treatment for children with speech and langauge developmental concerns and feeding difficulties.
Each letter of the Word "FOCUS" refers to an aspect of communication that is important for communication & learning development.
FOCUS as a word was chosen as itself encompasses what we want carers to do. We want carers to learn the key strategies that help them to "FOCUS" on developing their child's communication and language development at all ages and stages of learning.
The "F" in FOCUS
Simply refers to the over all goals. That is, the "focus" is on communication and it's importance. One or more key learning goals will be identified as the focus for each product or service.
The "O" in FOCUS
It is important that parents and carers Observe children to help determine the child's "strengths and the potential areas that may benefit from a boost". The "O" for observe also means we need to help a child's ability to observe the things, people and actions in their everyday environment so that skill at observing the things they see and hear in their environments. That is, the "Observe" concept encompasses factors that help the carers and child FOCUS on developing Speech and Language at the correct level for their present skills and modelling one level above.
The "C" in FOCUS
Draws attention to the verbal and non-verbal pragmatics or "use" of communication. The "C" in way refers to the Conversation between people. It Helps carers develop and boost Social & Self-esteem Skills in children.
The "U" in FOCUS
Puts the FOCUS on Understanding skills - receptive language skills. Areas that may be highlighted could include: Receptive vocabulary, concept development - logical reasoning, attention skills, following instructions, Blank level of questions, auditory and visual memory skills,
The "S" in FOCUS
Concepts encompassed in this letter involve speech sound development, oro-motor skills, expressive language skills (eg., saying sentences).
The unique FOCUS™ system is at the heart of all our Online Programs, Printables, Books & Apps. It is based on state of the art research and knowledge, and is only available through SpeechNet.
Specific F, O, C, U, and S components appropriate for each stage of development have been developed in detail by Dr Sandra McMahon, Speech Pathologist, PhD for all of our products. These have been systematically developed by synthesising the research and knowledge regarding milestones expected at each stage of development, and methods and techniques known to enhance and optimise development of communication at the different ages and stages. See our Online Programs, Printables, Apps and more in our SpeechNet Shop. Pop & Top beautifully illustrated Sound Adventure books are also available for sale at our Shop.
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