Finding compassion for our anxiety creature (and tips to support children with theirs)
Dr Samantha Weld-Blundell, emphasizes that anxiety is a natural part of being human. In this blog, she provides valuable tips to support children with anxiety, including grounding activities, breathing exercises, reducing unknowns, & structured games.
How does the new SEND and AP Improvement plan link with supporting speech and language in schools?
The UK government launched the SEND and AP Improvement Plan in the spring of 2023. The plan recognises that many schools struggle to support pupils’ special educational needs and disabilities, including speech, language and communication needs. How does the new SEND and AP Improvement plan link with supporting speech and language in schools?
What shall we pack?
When a pupil hurries over and asks to help, it might be tempting to say no for a whole host of reasons, including the additional time it will take! In this blog we explore where saying ‘yes’ might lead, and why we need to find space in the school day for our enthusiastic helpers to join in.
Is language the problem?
Some pupils are really good at masking their language and communication difficulties – especially when they have a ‘partner in crime’ to help them. Read on to find out how Ben’s friendship concealed the difficulties he was having in class and how, when this support was removed, the detrimental effect it had on Ben’s behaviour and well-being.
Speech Link is an ERA Awards 2023 Finalist!
We are really pleased that our original speech sound support package, Speech Link, has reached the finals in the Special Education Resource or Equipment - in association with nasen category.
Do you fit in?
We all have times when we feel like we have missed something, something that everyone else seems to get. Our anxiety levels start to creep up and we begin to feel uncomfortable and embarrassed when we’re in a situation where we feel that we’re the odd one out! In this month’s blog our new SaLT, Alison explains how her own experiences have helped provide some insight into what having DLD might feel like.
50% of The Link Live ticket sales to go to UNICEF children’s charity.
Thank you to the hundreds of you that joined us for The Link Live 2023 - a brilliant and inspiring day was had by all! We have now donated a percentage of our ticket sales to UNICEF - a whopping £876.00!
We are taking part in some exciting research!
Our award-winning Infant Language Link package has gained the attention of the Education Endowment Foundation.
It's time to talk
How do we support children with speech, language and communication needs with their mental health? Speech and Language Therapist, Yin gives her top tips.
Junior Language Link is a Bett award finalist!
We are thrilled that Junior Language Link is a finalist in the Assessment, Planning and Progress Monitoring category in the 2023 Bett Awards.