Did You Know?

To have the best possible start in school, children need a solid foundation of early language and literacy skills. These are the skills that prepare children to read, write, and use the kind of language they’ll be expected to use in school.  The research says:  Children who start school with higher levels of language and…Continue reading Did You Know?

Kate Biss Autumn Thoughts

Be inspired by the changing seasons, help your child to develop their speech, language and communication  The evenings are cooling off now and in the mornings there is heavy dew on the grass.  Let’s begin to think about how to bring autumn into speech and language therapy sessions.  Using the great outdoors and connecting with…Continue reading Kate Biss Autumn Thoughts

SLCo’s Autumn Message

Welcome to our Autumn edition of Voice. We hope you find something of interest. Do let us know if you’d like us to feature a topic in future editions. Many parents ask for advice through our Helpline as they are concerned at the amount of time that young people spend isolated in their bedrooms with…Continue reading SLCo’s Autumn Message

SLCo’s Summer Message

We are really delighted to introduce you to Kate Biss, a highly skilled and experienced independent speech and language therapist who will be working with us to provide up-to-date guidance and helpful resources for parents and carers.  Understanding what speech and language therapists do and how they work with parents to help build children’s language…Continue reading SLCo’s Summer Message

Did You Know #8

Interactions and Owling   That majority of crucial language learning occurs before children are able to speak words?  In the early years, even in the first days of life, infants develop important skills needed to become future conversation partners.  As the closest people, parents and guardians have the most influence and impact on their child’s…Continue reading Did You Know #8