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
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