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Interview with a SENCO - thoughts on communication

Interview with a SENCO - thoughts on communication

Our Speech and Language Therapists regularly provide you with information, inside knowledge and tips and tricks on how to support your child’s communication skills. Here we are passing the mic over to another professional, Madeleine. Madeleine has worked with speech and language therapists for over ten years as a … Read More
So your kid needs a speech therapist - what happens next?

So your kid needs a speech therapist - what happens next?

WHY YOU ARE THE KEY PLAYER IN YOUR CHILD’S THERAPYWhen speech and language therapists put together a therapy program for your child, their decision will be informed by a few things: the age of your child, their main mode of communication, their understanding levels, how much language they have, … Read More
Hurray for Play! From 0-3 years and how it aids language development

Hurray for Play! From 0-3 years and how it aids language development

Hurray for play!Play has been likened to a fertiliser that nourishes the brain ‘with the behavioural equivalent of miracle Gro’ (John Medina 2008). Play facilitates learning, encourages creativity and imagination, supports and develops our memory, language, social skills, problem solving ability and much more!Play is the ‘work of childhood’ … Read More
5 Reasons YOU are your child's best Speech Therapist

5 Reasons YOU are your child's best Speech Therapist

5 Reasons YOU are your child’s best Speech and Language TherapistSpeech and Language Therapists are keen to get parents involved in the therapy process, but is this just a cop-out to avoid doing the work themselves? Yes, it can be tricky to convince a child to practice their new … Read More
Lost Voice Guy - more about the communication aid he uses and what they are

Lost Voice Guy - more about the communication aid he uses and what they are

Lost Voice GuyLee Ridley, known as ‘Lost Voice Guy’, is the first comedian to win Britain’s Got Talent... and also the first communication aid user to win! Lost Voice Guy may not “speak”, but he certainly has a voice - sharing his experiences of cerebral palsy and communication aid … Read More
What on earth is tongue tie? What you need to know.

What on earth is tongue tie? What you need to know.

Let’s talk about tongues!You may have heard of tongue tie before, formally known as ankyloglossia. With around 4-11 percent of new babies being affected by tongue tie (NHS 2017), many parents will have had some experience of it or know someone who has.What is tongue tie?Tongue tie occurs when … Read More
Laurel or Yanny - and what it reveals about the listening process for children

Laurel or Yanny - and what it reveals about the listening process for children

Yanny or Laurel? Isn’t listening to a single word meant to be child’s play?Yes, it’s the latest viral sensation. The game to play (and debate) with your colleagues, family and friends. But how can two people listen to the same clip and hear two completely different words? Scientists have … Read More
Can grammar ever be fun? Our top 3 games

Can grammar ever be fun? Our top 3 games

The phrase ‘grammar fun’, for some of us, may seem like an oxymoron at best. The explicit approach to learning how to structure sentences may bring with it memories of tedious drills and the rote learning of rules. However, for many of us, grammar will have been absorbed, through … Read More
12 YouTube Videos for Teaching Speech, Language and Communication Skills

12 YouTube Videos for Teaching Speech, Language and Communication Skills

YouTube - teaching through video in less than 5 minute ‘bites’!Free training!Video is the perfect medium to teach parents and education staff signs to use with children to help their communication development. Many of the signs we use to help can be found on YouTube:Makaton- Their YouTube channel … Read More

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