Hey, everyone, it’s almost Xmas! It’s our final newsletter of the year, we hope you find something of interest in the winter edition. It’s been one heck of a year for us all hasn’t it? Families are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic and now we’re all facing uncertainty along with financial pressures…Continue reading SLCO’s Winter Message
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 Family Support Programme in Edinburgh has really helped my son, it has been at times a lifeline for us as a family. He has a diagnosis of ASD which has had a huge impact on us as a family. We had been unable to attend ‘normal’ clubs and activities which other families take for granted. We…Continue reading Family Support Programme- Parent Story
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!
We are really delighted to introduce you to Kate Biss, a highly skilled and experienced independent speech and language therapist who will be working with us to provide up-to-date guidance and helpful resources for parents and carers. Understanding what speech and language therapists do and how they work with parents to help build children’s language…Continue reading SLCo’s Summer 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