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  • What do we mean by speech and language?

    by Louise Burton
    — Speech and Language Therapist 14 Apr 2020

    For our first Parent Portal blog, Speech and Language Therapist Louise Bingham explains what we mean by the terms ‘speech’ and ‘language’.

  • Top Tips for Book Sharing with the Early Years

    by Heather Stevens 20 Mar 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.

  • How does DLD fit in with Language Link and where has ‘language delay’ gone?

    by Louise Burton
    — Speech and Language Therapist 07 Oct 2019

    With International DLD day approaching on the 18th October 2019, information about the change in terminology being used for children with language difficulties is in abundance online. But what are the changes in terminology and what do they mean for our Language Link users?

  • Narrowing the WORD Gap

    by Shelley Parkin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 29 Mar 2019

    There is a considerable body of evidence now to show how children’s early oral language skills are influenced by their home language, with children from low income families more at risk of poorly developed vocabulary compared to peers from more affluent homes. The negative impact of poor vocabulary on later attainment has been the subject of media attention over the last year or two and championed by the BBC’s Word Gap Strategy.

  • Top Tips for teaching Science to children with SLCN

    by Susan McMackin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 09 Mar 2018

    Friday 9th March 2018 sees the start of International Science Week! To celebrate, we have put together our top tips for making science lessons more accessible for children with SLCN.