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Dyslexia and Speech & Language Therapy?

Dyslexia is a general term for disorders involving difficulties in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols; but do not affect general intelligence. So, how can a speech and language therapist help?

Coercive Control on Coronation Street...

Corrie is currently featuring a storyline involving coercive control in a relationship. Read on to learn about some of the signs that may indicate emotional abuse could be taking place.

Can Meditation Calm Your Stress?

Stress is both a psychological and physical reaction to something that threatens our wellbeing - looming deadlines, poverty or a fight with your significant other. So, can meditation really help? Let's learn about the science.

Dad's Role in Language Development

A lot of therapy these days is geared towards supporting the maternal relationship, without considering the significant role that fathers play. Did you know? There is actually some research to suggest that we learn more of our vocabulary from our Fathers than our Mothers.

5 things teachers ask me about Auditory Memory

Difficulties with Auditory memory can have a significant impact on a pupil’s ability to attend and learn at the same rate as the rest of their class. Here are the top five questions I am asked by educators about auditory memory.

Child Directed Speech

Researchers have explored CDS for many years, looking at how parents adapt their language to their children and what effect this can have on a child’s linguistic development. As a parent/caregiver, you are one of the most influential people in your child’s life. You are the first person they hear, see, and interact with every single day.

Listen Up! Advice on Hearing, Listening and Processing Auditory Information.

When we have a student in our class with a known hearing impairment, we are quick to provide technological and environmental solutions. But, we don’t always think about the listening environment for the average pupil. We assume that all healthy children can hear and have a fully developed listening system. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Autism Awareness Month - The Late and Misdiagnosed Females.

Just under 2 years ago, Alex received her diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome at 22 years old. You may be surprised to hear that Alex is in fact just one in thousands of females who will wait until their early twenties to finally be diagnosed with Autism – some even being much older than that. The question is, why?

A Guide to Vocabulary Teaching: Part 2

In the second blog of a three part series about vocabulary teaching, we discuss how we begin to teach children the vocabulary they need; and which children specifically benefit from this kind of teaching. Is this best achieved using a whole class, targeted or specialist approach?

The Forgotten Children Scandal - A Review

In July 2018, the House of Commons Education Committee put together their review of alternative provisions in the UK and the difficulties around providing education for children not in mainstream education. Read on for our break down and what it means for educators and those providing interventions.

Eating Disorders; Are they what we thought?

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week has arrived and this year it is themed “come as you are” which is about opening up the eating disorders conversation and raising our awareness away from the stereotypical image of an ED sufferer. Read on for some of the most common misconceptions and why they are not true.

Is it normal to feel this stressed?

There’s no denying the pressures on staff within the classroom have increased over recent years, sadly resulting in a record number of teachers deciding to leave the profession. Recognising how increased job pressures can contribute to stress and anxiety is key in deciding what you need to do to look after yourself.