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4 Halloween crafts and games to help with speech and language

4 Halloween crafts and games to help with speech and language

Halloween craftsIt’s that spooky time of year, when witches, ghosts and ghouls appear... and fairly often (at least in my experience), little children who want to get in on the activities but aren’t always old enough to go trick-or-treat-ing. You can still let them join in on the Halloween … Read More
How to support children with selective mutism

How to support children with selective mutism

Supporting children with selective mutismOur recent article discussed how scary talking can be for children with selective mutism. The good news is that changes to your own communication style and the environment make a big difference to the happiness and confidence of your child. Remember that selective mutism … Read More
The King's Speech Movie - How speech and language therapy played a vital role in shaping a King and country for World War II - and how it can help us today

The King's Speech Movie - How speech and language therapy played a vital role in shaping a King and country for World War II - and how it can help us today

How speech and language therapy played a vital role in shaping a King and country for World War II - and how it can help us todayGood communication is vital in all walks of life. Whatever age you are, whatever you are doing at school, home or at work, … Read More
Why I love lego therapy. A love letter from a speech and language therapist.

Why I love lego therapy. A love letter from a speech and language therapist.

Lego therapy loveI love it when research finds that something my students love doing is also really beneficial. Lego has been one of my favourite toys since childhood (I loved my pirate island), and a key part of my therapy toolkit since I qualified. But how can I … Read More
What is selective mutism?

What is selective mutism?

Talking about Selective MutismImagine being faced with a paralyzing fear every day of your life. Well-intentioned people may encourage you to face that fear, but to you, it is the scariest thing in the world. Around 0.71 to 1.9 percent of young school children are likely to have Selective … Read More
How can speech and language therapy help my child?

How can speech and language therapy help my child?

How can speech and language therapy help my child?Speech and language therapy can help by providing treatment, support and care for children who have difficulties with communication.Speech and language therapists are qualified health professionals who can support children with primary speech, language and communication difficulties, such as stammering as … Read More
How was school? *silence* - sound familiar? Some speech therapist tips for conversation starters

How was school? *silence* - sound familiar? Some speech therapist tips for conversation starters

Conversation startersEngaging children after a long day at school, finding out about their day and how they feel about certain activities can be challenging at best! However, getting the conversation started and keeping it going can make you feel closer, support their language and help them to consolidate what … Read More
5 hacks to make back to school morning routine smoother!

5 hacks to make back to school morning routine smoother!

Ah, that back to school feeling... Whether you’re feeling relieved the 8 weeks are over, or regretting the fact the time flew by so quickly, I’m sure we’re all dreading those frantic school mornings that will soon be upon us. As well as over-hauling your children’s pencil cases for … Read More
What can I do to help correct my child's speech? Some practical takeaways to help a speech error

What can I do to help correct my child's speech? Some practical takeaways to help a speech error

How do you know what to do with a speech error?In a previous article we discussed the difference between speech and language and how to spot potential difficulties with each. It can be hard to know what do when your child makes a speech error, do you ignore … Read More

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