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  • Speech and language while you shop?

    by Shelley Parkin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 28 Feb 2019

    It had been reported that well-meaning companies such as Clarks are paying for 6,500 of their staff to be trained in talking to children, in the hope that by engaging children in conversation while they are trying on shoes, their language skills will improve (and it won’t harm public relations either).

  • 7 Things to Learn from Social Thinking®

    by Shelley Parkin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 15 Jan 2019

    Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® is a series of concepts, treatment frameworks and strategies for supporting and teaching children with social learning difficulties. I was lucky enough to attend a Social Thinking® conference in Ireland. Michelle Garcia Winner is a very engaging speaker, and I found myself often thinking ‘wow- that’s a light bulb moment!’ 

  • How can we support bereaved children with SLCN?

    by Editor 18 Dec 2018

    Sarah Helton is a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Consultant and Trainer who specialises in bereavement, grief and loss. Here she writes about how we can support bereaved children with SLCN.

  • 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.

  • November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

    by Claire Chambers 07 Nov 2018

    November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month for 2018. The Epilepsy Foundation is rolling out the ‘Let’s Use Our Brains to End Epilepsy’ campaign to raise awareness and change the way people react towards seizures.