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  • Teach children to be successful communicators- staying safe

    by Editor 03 Jul 2020

    In the coming days school staff will be facing possibly the biggest challenge of their careers – ever. Soundswell give their top tips on how to overcome this.

  • Does screen time affect children’s language skills?

    by Louise Bingham
    — Speech and Language Therapist 02 Jul 2020

    With so much negative press around the use of screens with children, what is the evidence for an effect of screen time on language development?

  • Book Sharing in the Early Years

    by Heather Stevens 18 Jun 2020

    Our Speech and Language Therapist, Heather Stevens, talks about sharing books and why it’s never too early to start reading with young children.

  • Embedding Sensory Strategies into Daily Life

    by Editor 18 Jun 2020

    In this article occupational therapist Kim Griffin, from GriffinOT, gives four suggestions on how you can embed sensory strategies into everyday life.

  • FREE Home Learning Resources and Activities - Week 10

    by Liz Isaac 05 Jun 2020

    The first week back after half term is always difficult, getting back into your routine after a well-earned week off. However, not everyone will be going back to school this half term, which means that we must still support parents and school staff by continuing to create and find so many amazing free resources.

  • How can I support my child to return to school after lockdown?

    by Juliet Leonard 04 Jun 2020

    Returning to school at such an unusual time of change is likely to cause anxiety for children and adults alike. For a child with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), understanding the reasons behind decisions, being able to talk about worries and coping with change are additional areas of challenge. Here are some tips on how you can support your child’s return to school during these challenging times.

  • Transition Planning in the Time of COVID-19

    by Sophie Mustoe-Playfair 04 Jun 2020

    With so much ongoing change and uncertainty in schools across the country, transition planning might feel daunting. Sophie share’s her advice on how to work with what information and tools we do have to prepare children for the next academic year, whatever it might look like.

  • ADHD and Me

    by Editor 21 May 2020

    Senior Speech and Language Therapy Technical Instructor and founder of Chatterpack (a voluntary-run, special education needs and disabilities hub) Claire Ryan talks about her own diagnosis of ADHD and how to help support children and young people who have ADHD.

  • FREE Home Learning Resources and Activities - Week 9

    by Liz Isaac 21 May 2020

    There are currently 506,400 full time teachers in the UK, all working hard to educate, engage and entertain children at home. Without school resources in easy reach, it must be difficult to generate new activities, daily for pupils.  Here are some free resources to help teachers (and parents) continue to support the children who are learning from home at this time.

  • Embedding Sensory Strategies into Daily Life

    by Editor 21 May 2020

    In this blog, occupational therapist Kim Griffin, from GriffinOT, gives suggestions on how you can embed sensory strategies into everyday life.