Did you know? #1

When SLTs refer to language, what they really mean is receptive and expressive language.   Receptive language is the ability to remember and understand what has been said, also known as comprehension.   Expressive language relates to verbally delivering information and this may be through sign language or gestures.   SLTs don’t always address verbal issues. Social and problem solving skills are essential and can become a weakness…Continue reading Did you know? #1

Keep Focus

Parents often talk about issues they’re concerned about through our helpline or parent network. The inability of a child to pay attention is a common topic.   Karen has a daughter, Harley, who’s almost 9 and has a real problem with paying attention. She doesn’t cope well at school because she is so easily distracted.   Hayley’s father has ADHD and really understands how Hayley’s experience is so similar to his own.  Karen is worried about her daughter and looking for help to improve her attention.  Hayley’s…Continue reading Keep Focus

Magic Moments – Tommy’s Story

Tommy is aged 7 and struggles a bit with his speech and language but had also developed a stutter (disfluency). Mum had been told it was stress related because he doesn’t like being in class or in public and feels uncomfortable when people look at him when he’s talking.  Tommy had received therapy from a speech and language therapist but is now discharged from the service as they have…Continue reading Magic Moments – Tommy’s Story

Video Learning Suite Coming Soon

With funding from Edinburgh University’s Community Programme we have created a series of video tutorials for parents and guardians to watch and try. They demonstrate activities that families can engage in and show how to adapt activities to suit a child’s needs and abilities. The videos are the first in a planned series. The first six cover the following topics: 1. Attention and Listening Skills 2. Positive Adult and Child Interactions 3.  Developing Vocabulary And…Continue reading Video Learning Suite Coming Soon

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INFORMATION BULLETIN

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