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

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Did You Know #6

Did you know…  There are several processes happening during speech and communication that are complex and require attention. Children with speech, language and communication difficulties can experience any or several of them as obstacles. During communication there are 5 main tasks:  Focussing attention and listening to what is being said,  Noticing non-verbal cues from your conversation partner, …Continue reading Did You Know #6

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Did you know #5

Did you know…  Families play a crucial role in developing children’s speech and language skills?  Parent are the key determinants in achieving outcomes for children. Parents are the experts as they know their children best.  Studies show that speech and language therapy is more effective when involving a child’s family in home therapy. Children trust…Continue reading Did you know #5

Did You Know #4

SLCN is a broad category that covers the wide range of conditions affecting speech, language and communication.   Language Disorder and its types (Developmental Language Disorder and Language Disorder associated with a differentiating condition) are all Speech, Language and Communication Needs.   The term Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is used for children where:  A child…Continue reading Did You Know #4

Parent Story: Am I Going Mad

“AM I GOING MAD?”  How many times must I hear the same comments resonating from the mouths of other parents outside my son’s school. “It’s great that the kids are back to normal now, able to get to school and see their friends, all laughing together”. That doesn’t mean anything to me. That is not my…Continue reading Parent Story: Am I Going Mad

What’s APPening

Help teach your child how to pronounce the sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging activities. Articulation practice has never been so much fun! Articulation Station was created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist for parents, SLPs and other educators to help work with children and adults with speech sound delays. It is a comprehensive…Continue reading What’s APPening