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 →
Our son, Jack, was a difficult baby and required a lot of attention from us which was difficult to keep up with everything else. Our Health Visitor made a referral to a Speech and Language Therapist at the age of 2. Jack didn’t speak at all until the age of 3, he was ‘non-verbal’, and…Continue reading “Brick Club came at just the right time” – Parent Story →
“I’d like to talk about my daughter Sophie today. When she was about one and a half, I noticed that she wasn’t saying as many words as I would expect. Her communication wasn’t great. She would get really frustrated at times just because she couldn’t tell me what she wanted. And she didn’t repeat things…Continue reading Being Patient – Parent Story →
It seems that the last few months have flown past. A slightly different landscape is emerging as we start to get an idea of how things look after the constraints of Covid begin to relax. Families need to learn how to navigate their way around a changed system, particularly for statutory services, which are still…Continue reading SLCo’s Spring Message →
Children and young people are more at risk of developing eating disorders as they develop their self-image and learn about relationships with others. Children with disabilities such as speech, language and communication difficulties even more so….Continue reading Eating Disorders and SLCN →
Joe was a challenging baby.
He needed a lot of time and attention. He never spoke until he was three, and then when he was four, he was diagnosed with autism. …Continue reading Parent Story: Our wonderful son Joe →