Speech therapy

Learn about the causes of speech defects and the available treatment for both adults and children.

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Babies

Late bloomers: when to worry

How can you tell if your child is a late bloomer and whether you should be concerned about a possible medical problem?

Conditions

Sign language essentials

September is National Month of Deaf People. This infographic shows you how to sign the South African Sign Language alphabet.

Expert Articles

Stuttering through the ages

Stuttering has baffled experts for centuries. So, as you can imagine, there have been some strange theories to explain stuttering and even stranger ideas for fixing it.

Children up to 12

Stuttering: what you can do to help

Helpful hints on how you can help someone who stutters.

Expert Articles

The effects of stuttering

Here are the effects stuttering may have on adults and children, as well as treatments that could help.

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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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All about stuttering

Did you know Carly Simon and Bruce Willis stutter? Read on for more information about stuttering.

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