I’d like to introduce you to Hendrix. He’s a 20 week old staff who came to live with us at Let’s Talk nearly a month ago now.Hendrix was the runt of his litter and not expected to survive due to some complications at birth. He was hand reared and has gone on to make leaps and bounds in his development. He is now one very happy and healthy young boy who loves chewing mummy’s shoes and slippers!Hendrix has learnt to sit and give paw. He can wait for a treat and is starting to master sleeping in his own bed...

We live in a world that accesses information in the blink of an eye. Google searches, voice activated tools for the home and news headlines pinging to life on the screen every morning with the school day alarm. I know two year olds who can work my smartphone better than I can! Technology is an amazing resource but as a Speechie it leaves me with a big question.What cost is technology having on speech, language and social development? Should we as therapists hold on to our traditional ideologies of communication development or should we embrace the tech, get out of...