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Spot Family Podcast

15 EpisodesProduced by Heidi BeggWebsite

If you have a family, are a teacher, health professional or are remotely interested in child development, health, or learning, this is the podcast for you! We cut through the snake oil, talk to doctors & health professionals, and deep dive into the science behind supporting everyone to reach their p… read more

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15. What is Educational Psychology with Danielle Copplin

October 5th, 2021


This week on the Spot Family podcast, we get together with Danielle Copplin to learn more about educational and developmental psychology. In our …

14. Talk, Read, Play, Succeed with Little Birdie Books

September 21st, 2021


Janice Zee from Little Birdie Books joins us on the Spot Family Podcast today to talk about reading with children, how to deeply engage the important parts of a child's brain, the philosophy at her company, and so much …

13. Airway Obstruction & Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Why is it Bad for My Child? Part 2 with Dr David McIntosh

September 21st, 2021


Fifteen years ago, when Dr David McIntosh was in the process of becoming a paediatric ENT, a study came out that showed how common it is for …

12. Airway Obstruction & Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Why is it Bad for My Child? Part 1 with Dr David McIntosh

September 21st, 2021


A lack of sleep impacts our concentration, behaviour, emotions, energy levels and ability to learn, and it appears that children suffer more than …

11. Why Phonics are Important: with Alison Perry

May 20th, 2020


Phonics is the relationship between letters and sounds. Simple as that. It is the basis for reading and spelling, and unfortunately, not enough children in Australia are getting the correct phonics instruction in their …

10. Treatment Options for Tongue Tie: with Dr Marjan Jones

May 13th, 2020


Make sure you listen to Episode 9 BEFORE this episode. Today in episode 10, we are discussing the possible solutions to tongue tie. There is the …

9. Tongue Tie Unpacked: The controversy, the definition, the impact it can have on speech, swallowing, teeth, & muscles; with Dr Marjan Jones

May 6th, 2020


Tongue tie is a controversial topic. Many health professionals like to dance around the subject, and some choose to ignore it entirely. For some health professionals, such as our therapists at Spot, looking out for …

8. How-To Homeschool, Stay Fit and Find Balance Between Life & Family: with Joy McClymont

April 29th, 2020


In this episode I chat to Joy McClymont. Joy is a mother of 4 who runs her virtual fitness company from an isolated cattle & sheep station in …

7. How Language Impacts Behaviour, Literacy, Learning and Mental Health (in Children and Adults)

April 23rd, 2020


If you are a human, you have language skills, and they could potentially be having a pretty big impact on your life. In episode 7 Speech Pathologist …

6. What To Do When Your Child Sucks Their Thumb with Zohara Nguyen: Is Thumb Sucking Really That Bad? PART 2

April 16th, 2020


In Episode 5 Zohara Nguyen and I talked about thumb sucking and oral habits. We learned what oral habits are, how to identify them, and the IMPACT oral habits can have on development and function. In this episode, we …

5. Is Thumb Sucking Really That Bad? with Zohara Nguyen: PART 1

April 8th, 2020


"Thumb sucking” might have a big name, but the more technical term for sticking your fingers in your mouth? Is “oral habit”. Thumbs aren’t the only …

4. Is My Child a Late Talker?

April 1st, 2020


Quick and fast - this episode is about identifying the red flags of a “late talker”, and what speech and language milestones your child should be …

3. How to Fix a Lisp

March 25th, 2020


The common lisp. We all probably know someone with one. So, is it really a big deal? How do we identify them, and how do we fix them? Before we get into that, today’s episode is brought to you by our amazing and FREE …

2. What is Working Memory? with Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway

March 25th, 2020


  As a Speech Pathologist who has been working in the area literacy and learning difficulties for many years, “WORKING MEMORY” is a term that comes …

1. A Spot Story

March 16th, 2020


Growing up between Bollon & Cunnamulla, there weren’t many shops. Forget shops, there wasn’t a hospital. We had an amazing bush nurse about 1 …

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