Systematic Synthetic Phonics

At TalkHQ, we believe every child should have the confidence and skills to communicate well, and learning to read and spell is a big part of that. One of the best methods for teaching kids to read is called systematic synthetic phonics. In this blog, we’ll explain what this method is, why it’s better than […]

Key indicators for speech pathology business owners

Successful speech pathology business owners know that it takes more than just providing excellent client care. Effective team management and financial sustainability are just as important! Here, we explore three essential key indicators that every speech pathology business owner should monitor to ensure long-term success. 1. Balancing Team Salaries and Revenue: The relationship between team […]

Professional Self-Regulation in Speech Pathology

Speech pathology is a rewarding career that helps people overcome communication challenges, enabling them to succeed in various aspects of life. Ensuring high-quality care in this field is essential, and one of the ways to achieve this is through professional self-regulation. But what does professional self-regulation mean, and how does it impact the work of […]

What is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP)

A Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) is a professional who meets the rigorous standards set by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). CPSPs are trained to address speech and language delays, stuttering, voice disorders, and cognitive-communication impairments, improving communication abilities. The certification program ensures CPSPs deliver safe, culturally responsive, effective, and evidence-based services. To become a CPSP, […]

Balancing screen time and face-to-face time for language development

In today’s digital age, it’s almost impossible to avoid screens entirely. From smartphones to tablets to TVs, screens are everywhere, and they often play a significant role in the lives of both adults and children. While technology can be a valuable tool for learning and entertainment, it’s essential for parents to strike a balance between […]

Welcoming New Team Members: The Key to Retention and Success in Speech Pathology

As a speech pathology business owner, you understand the critical importance of effectively welcoming new team members in speech pathology. A well-structured process lays the foundation for long-term success and retention. Here’s what every speech pathology business owner should include in their onboarding system: Welcoming New Team Members in Speech Pathology – Setting the Stage […]

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Assessment

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)? CAS is a motor speech disorder that affects a child’s ability to plan and program the movements required for speech. Unlike other speech disorders, CAS involves a disconnect between the brain and the muscles used for speaking, making it challenging for the child to produce sounds correctly and […]

The importance of an onboarding system for your Speech Pathology business

Running a successful speech pathology business involves more than just delivering excellent care to clients. As a business owner, one of the critical components to focus on is the onboarding system for new employees. A well-structured onboarding process can significantly impact the growth and stability of your private practice by ensuring new hires integrate smoothly […]

Training Team Members in System Change

If you are a business owner, you already know that you can’t grow your business without adapting and evolving. Usually, this all starts with system change! System change involves implementing new processes and strategies and plays a pivotal role in driving growth and efficiency. However, for these changes to succeed, it is essential to invest […]

Four Business Lessons I Learned from Ireland

St Patrick’s Day is a huge celebration for the Irish and their descendants all over the world. For me personally, my family always celebrate St Patrick’s Day, as my husband and four children are Irish. I lived and worked in Ireland for ten years in my twenties and thirties and was fascinated by their history, […]