Displaying: Language or Behaviour? Articles
  • Is language the problem?

    by Claire Chambers 06 Apr 2023

    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.

  • Don’t Exclude Me: Behaviour is Communication

    by Juliet Leonard
    — Speech and Language Therapist 14 Oct 2021

    Following BBC 2’s ‘Don’t Exclude Me’ series, Juliet Leonard, Speech and Language Therapist reviews the importance of communication in supporting behaviour changes.

  • Do exclusions represent our subconscious bias?

    by Louise Burton
    — 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.

  • Behaviour problem? Or is it a language issue?

    by Shelley Parkin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 22 Nov 2018

    All children (and adults) will have their ‘off’ days where their behaviour may be slightly out of character, fractious or downright obnoxious! This is normal, and is often linked to lack of sleep, hunger, over-stimulation, pain, receiving bad news or perhaps an argument with a friend - there can be all sorts of reasons. In some cases there is a known condition where behaviour is different in comparison to peers - children with learning difficulties.