• 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.

  • Autism and me

    by Shelley Parkin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 29 Nov 2018

    An interview with a teen-aged girl with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • 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.

  • Closing the Attainment Gap

    by Shelley Parkin
    — Speech and Language Therapist 25 Oct 2018

    You may have heard reference to the ‘word gap’ in the news several times this year. Oxford University Press produced the ‘Oxford Language Report’ earlier in the year, directly addressing the importance of closing this gap. This is not the first time a gap has been highlighted, although the report certainly gained some traction in the media.