Small Steps to Big Language

Enhance and amplify early intervention for children who need assistance with their speech and language skills. An essential talk-and-play toolbox for parents of 0-5 year olds. Created by an experienced speech pathologist, this 9-module self-paced course will help you maximise everyday opportunities to support your child with developing their language skills.
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Course description

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development and feel powerless to help while waiting for services? Are you looking enjoyable play-based activities that your child will actually engage with Would you like practical activities that you can fit into your everyday life?

Access the knowledge and strategies to feel confident and capable about helping your child.

This course is for you if...

Course outline

self-paced video lessons and audio-only content. Listen while you are out and about.

Understand your child’s strengths and areas for development.

Skills designs for building your child’s speech and language.

Designed to prompt you to identify the best moments in your everyday routine to use the strategies.

Where to go for further help if your child has communication difficulties.

Access to a private FaceBook community to build a supportive network, ask questions and share ideas

  • Guide to the best toys for your child by age.
  • Guidebook to common speech and language problems and what to do about them.
  • Masterclass: How to help your child start using more speech sounds.

How it works

As parents and caregivers are all want to do our best to help our children have the best start in life. Unfortunately, we aren’t all clinically trained allied health professionals, but our overriding advantage is our single-minded determination to help our children. Small Steps to Big Language is designed to help you grow your talk-and-play toolbox.

The strategies taught in this course are easy to understand and apply to your unique circumstances and your child’s needs.

Designed especially to support those living regionally or remotely, or those with limited access to services, Small Steps to Big Language is available accessibly on any device, anywhere, and anytime allowing it to fit around the busiest of lifestyles and circumstances.

Once you get access to allied health services, it fills in the often lengthy gaps between face-to-face visits maximising the benefit to your child.

Enhance and amplify early intervention for children who need assistance with their speech and language skills.

Important information

  1. The content within this Program results from over 20 years of professional practice and reflects the strategies I use in my 1:1 therapy sessions.
  2. Please consider your enrolment carefully – because of the digital nature of the Program and resources, I do not issue refunds other than those required under the Australian Consumer Law.
  3. You will be able to download and keep the printable program materials (e.g., PDFs) and receive 24-month access to the video tutorials and audio recordings from the date of purchase, including any additions to the Program during these two (2) years.

Ready to build fun and learning into your everyday routines with your child?

Access eight content modules and build talk and play toolbox now for less than the price of two therapy sessions.

Your investment is three monthly payments of $145


We go through a detailed list of the skills expected for each age and development level, and help you identify where your child is at. You will leave with a much better idea if you need to seek help and the best place to look for it.

Waiting times for therapy can be long, especially in rural or remote areas, or where there is high demand for services. Active waiting – where you use strategies in everyday life to help your child – has been shown to improve therapy outcomes in the long term.

You know your child best and have a right to advocate for them when you are concerned. Some children ‘catch up’ but we cannot tell which children will and which won’t. We do know that persistent and untreated speech and language problems can have long-term consequences. Early intervention is a positive and proactive step to take for your child. If you are concerned, keep seeking help, and advice and build your talk-and-play toolbox.

The course is designed for parents of ALL children 0-5. The course can be used as a companion for the therapy that you are receiving. We go through ways you can adapt and adjust every day activities for maximum benefit to your child.

The course can be completed at your own pace and in your preferred order. The lessons are of varying lengths and audio is available, so you can listen while you are on the move. Video sections can be accessed on any device so you can watch when you have the time.

I give you many examples of everyday activities and play that your child is already doing, and how to make the most of the opportunities to target speech and language skills. My philosophy is to make the most of the time you have, not add to an already full day. Comfortable for you and fun for your child leads to growth and change.

“The activities that are the easiest, cheapest and most fun to do- such as singing, playing games, reading, storytelling and just talking and listening – are also the best for child development”
-- Jerome Singer