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Will using sign language impact on my child’s ability to speak words?

Will using sign language impact on my child’s ability to speak words?

What is sign language?We all use sign language. We nod our heads in agreement or shake them in disagreement, we wave hello and wave goodbye, sign thanks to kind drivers that let us go and refrain from signing anything to those who don’t! When we visit a country where … Read More
What is auditory processing and why is it controversial?

What is auditory processing and why is it controversial?

Auditory processing disorder (APD, also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder) is a controversial topic. NHS choices provides information about auditory processing disorder, yet you might hear a sharp intake of breath if you mention it to your child’s Speech and Language Therapist.What is auditory processing?When most people … Read More
6 good communication habits for the New Year

6 good communication habits for the New Year

New Year good communication habitsAmongst consuming an abundance of food, opening presents, returning some of them (!) and watching Christmas movie after Christmas movie, this time of year often keeps us occupied in one other way; thinking about our new years resolutions.In fact it’s hard to get through the … Read More
9 tips for a child with social communication issues. The MyChoicePad Christmas Survival Checklist

9 tips for a child with social communication issues. The MyChoicePad Christmas Survival Checklist

Your Christmas Survival Checklist for Children with Social Communication DifficultiesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year... isn’t it? For children who find social situations a challenge, the holidays can be a very mixed blessing! All children find themselves getting over-excited and having a few meltdowns at this time … Read More
Clusters at Christmas - practice speech sounds with your child at home

Clusters at Christmas - practice speech sounds with your child at home

Clusters at ChristmasPracticing speech sounds with your child is fun all year round but the Christmas season brings with it the opportunity to practice lots of festive words! Check out clusters at Christmas!What is a cluster sound?Words with cluster sounds (also known as blends) require that your child says … Read More
Unclear speech and how to tell developmental verbal dyspraxia

Unclear speech and how to tell developmental verbal dyspraxia

Developmental Verbal DyspraxiaEvery time we produce a speech sound or string of speech sounds in a word, we rely on the cooperation and coordination of certain speech muscles and oral structures. To produce sound we coordinate our lips, tongue, teeth, palate, jaw, breathing etc. For more information on what … Read More
Reward Games in Speech and Language Therapy - 4 Top Ideas

Reward Games in Speech and Language Therapy - 4 Top Ideas

Reward gamesNone of us go through the experience of taking a Ryanair flight (with children), without the promise of the warm sunny destination at the other side. We don’t put in the elbow grease required for making cookie dough, without the promise of the sweet, soft and crumbly cookie … Read More
The Colour Monster - A great book for emotional awareness

The Colour Monster - A great book for emotional awareness

It is not an easy task for a small child to understand their emotions. That is why we love this book ‘The colour monster’ by Anna Llenas. The story of this cute little creature’s day aims to help our own little monsters raise their emotional awareness and make … Read More
MyChoicePad Top 5 language apps

MyChoicePad Top 5 language apps

Language Apps for your child and you!There’s an app for everything these days (except one that will do your laundry). From banking to shopping, keeping track of your fitness and even sleeping!According to Techcrunch.com May 2017, we are using nine apps a day and 30 a month.Children’s App creators … Read More

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