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  • How to write a social story

    by Juliet Leonard 24 Sep 2020

    Have you heard of social stories? Read more to find out what they are and how anyone can write one, following these simple tips.

  • Ensuring children with SLCN are included in the new RSE curriculum

    by Louise Bingham
    — Speech and Language Therapist 17 Sep 2020

    Is your school ready to teach the new Relationships, Sex and Health education curriculum? Louise gives her top tips for including children with SLCN in the RSE curriculum. Reading Time: 5 minutes

  • The Ultimate Guide to SLCN

    by Louise Bingham
    — Speech and Language Therapist 03 Sep 2020

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our eBook ‘The Ultimate Guide to SLCN’. Louise explains why the eBook was written and how it can support schools to bridge the attainment gap. Reading Time: 4 minutes

  • Our Top Camping Activities

    by Claire Chambers 24 Aug 2020

    Whether you are camping or glamping, you can still work on developing language skills. Here are some of our favourite language games - with some ideas on how to play them whilst camping! Reading Time: 3 minutes.

  • Do exclusions represent our subconscious bias?

    by Louise Bingham
    — Speech and Language Therapist 20 Aug 2020

    Why is it that some children are so much more likely to be excluded than others? Does it reflect our subconscious perceptions (and bias) of some children and their behaviours? - Reading Time: 7 minutes.

  • Developing communication and creative thinking skills during COVID and beyond

    by Editor 13 Aug 2020

    Susan O’Connor gives her best ideas for developing communication and creative thinking to help children with increased anxiety in these challenging times.

  • A Hand Washing Story

    by Editor 12 Aug 2020

    Hand washing has been foremost in our minds over the last few months and we’re sure that your child has got used to washing their hands more frequently and more thoroughly, but will they remember when they return to school? To help them remember, we have created a social story for you to download and use with them in preparation for the new academic year.

  • Speech and Language in the car

    by Juliet Leonard 12 Aug 2020

    Parents often share how difficult it is to find time in their day to carry out specific speech and language activities with their child. Find out our favourite car activities here.

  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

    by Editor 06 Aug 2020

    Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD), also known as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder and it is a subgroup of the diagnostic category called, Speech Sound Disorder.

  • Our Top Picnic Language Activities

    by Claire Chambers 03 Aug 2020

    It’s not always easy to think of ways to carry out speech and language work when on a day out. Here are some of our favourite language activities from The Speech Link Parent Portal with ideas for using them at a picnic.