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

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

Mental Health and SLCN

Studies over the years have made clear the close connection between speech, language and communication disorders (SLCN) and mental health. Difficulties in communication play a large part in the lives of people of all ages, and if issues are not worked on with early intervention, they could have lasting impacts on mental wellbeing.    A…Continue reading Mental Health and SLCN