What is glue ear?You may have heard teachers or other professionals use the term ‘glue ear’, however unless your child has had a diagnosis, it is unlikely that anyone has spoken to you about it at length, told you the warning signs and given you information on what to … Read More
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Is silence always golden? Not speaking by 2 years old - late talkers, should you be worried?
Late talkersEinstein famously didn’t start talking until he was 3 years old. Other famous late talkers include mathematical genius Ramanujan, a nobel prize winner (Gary Becker), a US talk show host (G. Gordon Liddy) and even Mussolini. Although research papers have used slightly different criteria (in terms of amount … Read More
The Praise Craze - does praise encourage the right behaviour?
When children are learning a new skill, be it learning to walk, riding a bike or learning to talk, adults have a very important role. This role is perceived differently depending on what country you come from or what your cultural references are. For example, in China and in … Read More
A Fascination with Language Acquisition
My love affair with language acquisition started to hot up when I was 16. Instead of taking English Literature A’ Level I took English Language. The careers officer told me that if I was interested in journalism (I was) as a career that this would be the more relevant … Read More