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Club Yicketty Yack-Getting Talking On Track

Club Yicketty Yack – Getting Talking On Track 

Now that we have settled into our purpose built speech therapy centre- “Once Upon A Time Therapy” at Jackman St SOUTHPORT QLD, we have had time to finish the CLUB HOUSE. This is our fun centre for the PHONIC ALL STARS to hang out for kids to join in a exciting group therapy programs that is filled with games, music and full sized puppets whilst the vital therapy treatment and education is hidden inside. After many years of moving around from centre to centre, it is great for the Phonic All Stars to have found their home…finally.

CLUB YICKETTY YACK is a speech, language and literacy correction program which enables children between the age of 4-6 years to develop skills for school readiness.

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Club Yicketty Yack is group therapy with a twist…targeting vital speech, language, communication and learning skills.


TUESDAY and FRIDAY mornings 9 am – 12 noon

10 consecutive weeks starting from week 1- term 3

Phonic All Star Packs included in program valued at $150:

-Teach me speech sounds manual
-Phonic All Star Flash cards
-Phonic All Stars Music CD
-Activity posters
-Colouring Books


Parent specialised training program each week in which you will learn about vital information pertaining to various topics. These include:

Hearing skills

Auditory Processing and listening skills

Articulation and speech sound formation

Phonological processes

Receptive language skills

Expressive Language skills

Pragmatic-Social communication skills

Early literacy skills

Attention, school readiness behaviour

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Phonic All Star Program

The Phonic All Star speech and literacy Program is an innovative teaching program developed by Katrine Elliott, Speech Pathologist, in her 20 years of private practice on the Gold Coast.

These memorable Australian Phonetic Alphabet Critters are making learning something special for kids with speech and literacy challenges.
Zippy Bumble Bee (z), Sidney Snake (s), Portia Candle (p), Bobby Ball (b) and fellow Phonic All Stars started as a novel set of puppets to make speech therapy exciting as the centre of any Speech Pathologists kit given that they represent the speech sound grid for the individual 46 phonemes (speech sounds).
The Program interfaces the arts, with entertainment from puppets, music and bright resources with the clinical sciences, being based on solid principles of development and therapy in articulation, phonology, phonological awareness, auditory processing and literacy. Over the 12 dedicated years of its development, it was to Katrine’s surprise, that The Phonic All Star Program sculpted itself into a comprehensive teaching program for speech and literacy that has attracted the interest of speech pathologists, schools, teachers, and even investors over the years throughout its development due to the notable impact that was seen on literacy education and communication skills in the children it supported.

This and the speed of correction in the children’s programs (effectively reducing costs of therapy) weren’t in the early design…but are benefits from the maturation of time for the program to evolve from years of tinkering-adding-evaluating…then implementing.