Welcome to our Autumn edition of Voice. We hope you find something of interest. Do let us know if you’d like us to feature a topic in future editions. Many parents ask for advice through our Helpline as they are concerned at the amount of time that young people spend isolated in their bedrooms with…Continue reading SLCo’s Autumn 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
How communication issues impact a child’s social and emotional well-being Parents and those who care for children really want to raise confident and self-assured children. However, children with communication issues may struggle with social and emotional development, which also affects their education and experiences in school. Communication is a foundation skill that takes place during…Continue reading Stress and Anxieties associated with SLCN
“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
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
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