What do we mean by speech and language?
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
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?
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
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
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.