Did you know? The challenges for children who have poor language and communication skills are often heightened by emotional struggles and difficulties with regulating their behaviour. So, what do we know about these things? How important is it that children are ‘diagnosed’? And if so, what difference does that make to what support they need? …Continue reading Did You Know?… 10
It’s the 15th December and I’m sure that you will be shocked to hear that I don’t have ANY Christmas decorations up in my house! Life just got rather overwhelming; working away at the beginning of December, coming back to a full week of work and catching up on top. Not to mention the house,…Continue reading Kate Biss Winter Thoughts
I seem to have lived my whole life waiting. From the beginning my children have needed extra help and all I seem to remember is pleading to doctors, paediatricians, therapists, teachers in schools and all sorts of people, looking for some sort of help. Throughout the years, I have gathered that children are supposed to…Continue reading Over & Out- Parent Story
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?
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
The demand from parents who need help with young children who present with a neurodiverse profile is high. Children may be struggling with words, not reaching developmental milestones as expected, have problems with attention and behaviour. It can be all sorts of things and usually is! Each child is different. Pre-schoolers may also be diagnosed…Continue reading A New Fred & Tallulah Club Is Starting!
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
Play is a very important element of learning for children. Through play, children naturally grasp essential social and emotional skills which then set the foundations for the majority of their future development. Studies prove the significant positive benefits an environment promoting instinctive curiosity has on the development of the brain especially in the early years. …Continue reading SLCN Friendships and Summer Holidays
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
How communication issues impact a child’s social and emotional well-being Parents and those who care for children really want to raise confident and self-assured children. However, children with communication issues may struggle with social and emotional development, which also affects their education and experiences in school. Communication is a foundation skill that takes place during…Continue reading Stress and Anxieties associated with SLCN