Hello readers! We hope this finds you well and making the most of your time at home! We just wanted to give you an update on what we’re doing and how we will continue to support children and families over the next few months. We have prioritised the health of SLCo’s service users, volunteers and…Continue reading INFORMATION BULLETIN
Our featured App this month is Speech Blubs – an interactive App that allows the child to mimic speech sounds from other children! Your child will build vocabulary and concepts related to everything under the sun. You’ll find sections on colours, numbers, and shapes, creative sections for songs & rhymes, as well as lessons on…Continue reading What’s APPening – Speech Blubs
Tracey whose son, Ben is 9, told us “It’s hard trying to calm my son down when he’s had a meltdown. Often, it’s about reacting with the best of intentions but ending up giving ultimatums then standing behind him and bear hugging him to a safe space behind a door. I stand there for nearly…Continue reading Managing Behaviour: What do you do when a child kicks off?
We are setting up a number of sessions for parents across Scotland this year which might help you understand a bit more about the latest techniques you can use to more effectively manage behaviour at home. The programme is designed to give you insights into the psychology behind behaviour and understand the impact of situations…Continue reading Behaviour programme for parents
Hello everyone Welcome to our first newsletter of 2020! We’ve been busy building an exciting programme for the year, including ‘Mrs Pop-ins’ Parent Support & Skill Building Sessions which will run across various locations in Scotland and a new Robotics Club. We’ve also got our much loved family fun days and a new programme of social communication clubs for children and…Continue reading Welcome to 2020!
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