Understanding parents’ and carers’ rights Do you know what rights you have as a parent or carer of child with additional support needs (ASN)? Parents have a range of specific rights under additional support for learning law. The definition of ‘parent’ goes further than birth parent or anyone with parental responsibilities and parental rights. It…Continue reading Calling All Parents And Carers : Get In The Know!
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning. Your child can learn to read right now. Register now to start…Continue reading What’s APPening?
Let’s talk about Harry… This family has benefited from contact and support with us since April 2018. Harry is 9 years old with a Developmental Language Disorder, who attends mainstream school. Although often very clever (often referred to in education speak as having ‘spikey’ profiles) and able to excel in certain things, children with DLD…Continue reading Harry’s Story
Scottish Charity working to help give children a voice “Parents often feel isolated and uncertain of how to proceed if they can’t get the right speech and language support for their children”, says a Dundee-based charity. The Speech Language Communication Company aims to shine a light on children with speech and language issues and provides…Continue reading We’re In The Scotsman!
In September, we held our HoneyPot Ceramics event. All of the families who attended this event are linked through us as part of the family support group that we run in Edinburgh, and we had a fantastic turn out on the day! It was great fun for everyone involved. The group consisted of both boys…Continue reading Honey Pot Ceramics In Edinburgh
Family Pop-ins For children affected by speech, language & communication difficulties. Come along and meet us for lots of information and guidance on your child’s communication development. Edinburgh – Kirkliston Library Friday 2nd Nov 2-4pm Edinburgh – Gilmerton Library Monday 12th Nov 2-3.30pm Edinburgh – Morningside Library Thursday 22nd Nov 10-12noon For more information please…Continue reading Upcoming Events
DLD is a communication difficulty that affects an estimated 3 per cent of children at school starting age, that’s one or two in every classroom. People have often heard about other forms of language difficulties like Dyslexia or difficulties related to Autism, but not ever heard of DLD. Affected children are functioning in the expected…Continue reading What Exactly Is DLD?
2018 is the Year of Young People. Our new befriending programme, GAB (Get A Buddy) has launched in East Dunbartonshire, supporting young people to enjoy social opportunities through fun and friendship. Older children whose speech and language difficulties are pervasive experience disabilities for life and their social lives are often very limited due to their…Continue reading Get A Buddy Programme
“My name is Tina and I have a young son Rollo aged 5 who’s just started school. He’s great but he has problems with his speech and finds it difficult in class because he doesn’t understand instructions too well. He got by when he went to nursery but now, he’s been flagged up again as…Continue reading Tina And Rollo’s Story