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It's on the tip of my tongue! Top 9 word finding games

It's on the tip of my tongue! Top 9 word finding games

What are word finding difficulties?How often have you had that frustrating feeling of not being able to think of the word you wanted to say, be it the name of a neighbour, your last holiday destination, or the title of a book you wanted to recommend. This ‘tip of … Read More
Squabbling siblings - AKA Sibling Mediation 101

Squabbling siblings - AKA Sibling Mediation 101

Squabbling siblings - we've all been thereBrothers and sisters – can be best friends and worst enemies, all within the space of 5 minutes. Throw a communication difficulty into the mix, and things can become more challenging and you have squabbling siblings. Your child might not have the language … Read More
How to use rhyme and song for social skills and language - tips from a speech therapist

How to use rhyme and song for social skills and language - tips from a speech therapist

How can rhyme and song help?We know how much young children enjoy rhyme and song (especially silly ones), and it's a lovely way to bond and share time with your baby or child. But did you know you are also helping your child learn social skills, language, and even … Read More
Why is the sky blue ? Tips for developing language through questions

Why is the sky blue ? Tips for developing language through questions

Question time with your children - developing language through questionsChildren ask a lot of questions! Anyone with a toddler will have experienced the endless why questions and we know that keeping the dialogue going at these moments forms the platform for developing language.Asking questions is one thing but what … Read More
11 Tips on how to develop communication skills at the park

11 Tips on how to develop communication skills at the park

The summer holidays, bank holidays, and some (hopefully) sunnier weather are great excuses to take your Speech and Language therapy practice out and about. The park is a great place to start!There’s a lot of great opportunities to practice communication skills, and no, it’s not just your child perfecting … Read More
Making language more colourful - using colourful semantics

Making language more colourful - using colourful semantics

What is colourful semantics?Many Speech and Language therapists use a therapy approach called Colourful Semantics (CS), created by Alison Bryan. You may have already heard about it or even be using some of its principles with your child. CS provides an easy to use framework to support language structures … Read More
Dump the Dummy – 5 tips to help you with dummy extraction to minimize meltdowns

Dump the Dummy – 5 tips to help you with dummy extraction to minimize meltdowns

When I speak to parents these days, they often mention their child has a dummy like it is a guilty secret... Dummies can be useful in helping children comfort themselves, settle off to sleep, and can also give parents a little piece and quiet - what's wrong with that? … Read More
The best 2 books for developing language skills

The best 2 books for developing language skills

In previous blogs we have talked about how to support your child’s language skills. One thing that Speech and Language therapists recommend a lot is to read repetitive books with your child. In this blog we will look at some of the favourites and explore ideas on how to … Read More
Supporting the development of Theory of Mind in school age children

Supporting the development of Theory of Mind in school age children

“I don’t know what you’re thinking, I’m not a mind reader” is something that I have been told by many children I’ve worked with on Theory of Mind. However, if you go into a primary school class, you will be amazed how many of the children are using their … Read More

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