SLCo’s Spring Message

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

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

Chill youth club

Feeling isolated can make us feel sad, excluded, and affect us in all sorts of ways. Chill is a network of support for anyone who feels they need people to talk to, to do things with, and to be part of a group of friends.  Our Chill youth club runs online through Zoom every Monday from 6.30…Continue reading Chill youth club

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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