Postcode Lottery of Speech and Language Therapy
Schools are struggling to afford support for children with SLCN due to an unfair distribution of funding, says Anne Longfield, England’s Children’s Commissioner. Read more to find out how to make the most out of your school’s budget by supporting all of your children with SLCN.
I think a child in my class may be dyslexic - what do I do next? An interview with Rachael McMullen, Education Manager of British Dyslexia Association
I was fortunate enough to bump into Rachael McMullen at the TES North show recently. Rachael was kind enough to agree to an interview with me.
Here she talks about immediate strategies that schools can put in place, to support their children that they have concerns about.
Speech and language while you shop?
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®
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!’