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  • “It’s OK to be different”: Our Family and Autism

    by Juliet Leonard
    — Speech and Language Therapist 20 Jan 2022

    Comedian Paddy McGuinness recently presented a documentary on the BBC entitled “Our Family and Autism”, which followed his family’s journey with autism; firstly looking at the impact of the diagnosis on his three children and later the diagnosis for his wife, Christine.

  • Factors Affecting the Success of Interventions for Children with ASD - Attention

    by Louise Burton
    — Speech and Language Therapist 13 Jan 2022

    In this three-part series, we will be focusing on key areas that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are likely to struggle with, that may affect the success of your interventions with them, both in the classroom and outside the classroom. In part one of this blog series, we will be looking at attention and listening difficulties and the impact that these can have on children’s progress.

  • Boosting your child’s mental health and wellbeing this winter

    by Sophie Mustoe-Playfair
    — Speech and Language Therapist 16 Dec 2021

    Winter can be a difficult time of year for many, and children with SLCN are at particular risk of poor mental health. That’s not to mention the additional stress felt by many parents of children with additional needs. Our speech and language therapist, Sophie, shares some advice on how practicing gratitude can help bolster mental health and wellbeing.

  • The language of the holidays

    by Juliet Leonard
    — Speech and Language Therapist 08 Dec 2021

    The great thing about language is that it is all around us, in virtually everything we do. With every season, every event and every experience comes an abundance of opportunities to help our children to learn and use new language ideas.

  • The Link Live 2022: SLCN - A Whole School Approach

    by Claire Chambers 01 Dec 2021

    The Link Live 2022 tickets are now on sale!

  • No Pens Wednesday

    by Juliet Leonard
    — Speech and Language Therapist 24 Nov 2021

    24th November 2021 is annual ‘No pens day’. This is an opportunity across schools and early years settings to put down writing tools and use speaking and listening skills.

  • Developing Soft Skills at Secondary

    by Louise Burton
    — Speech and Language Therapist 18 Nov 2021

    The development of ‘soft skills’ is essential for your child to be successful both in school and in the workplace. The great news is that, as their parents, you are best placed to help them develop these invaluable skills.

  • Supporting Generalisation: Speech and Language in the Classroom and Beyond

    by Sophie Mustoe-Playfair
    — Speech and Language Therapist 04 Nov 2021

    Our Speech and Language Therapist, Sophie, discusses why generalisation should be seen as an important final step in intervention, rather than an afterthought, and shares her tips for success.

  • Autumn term-oil

    by Guest Writer 21 Oct 2021

    What are the issues that we need to think about and how can we best help our children and young people at this time of year?