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How Should we Support the Self-Esteem of Young Male Pupils?

Mental health difficulties in children and young people are becoming more widely identified. Teachers are being asked to support pupils with a broad spectrum of challenges with very little support from health services. According to new statistics, this is a bigger problem in young men than young women. So, what can we do to help?

Supporting Pupils with Poor Pronunciation in the Early Years

In the Early years it’s common for pupils to experience problems with pronunciation which affects their speech intelligibility. It’s hard knowing when speech sounds are normal or if there is some reason for concern. In this blog, we will cover the steps to take if you are concerned about a pupil’s speech pronunciation.

Speech and Language Strategies to Develop Oracy at Key Stage 2

Oracy is an important part of teaching and we want children to express themselves confidently and coherently. There are children that struggle to communicate, impacting how they demonstrate oracy skills. Read on to learn where pupils may have difficulty with communication and how we can help.
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How do you Measure the Impact of Speech and Language therapy?

With school budget cuts, it’s more important than ever to know that the impact of Speech and Language interventions are having a measurable effect on a pupil’s well-being, access to the curriculum and most importantly their functional communication.

Supporting Communication in Children with Behavioural Difficulties

Actions deemed ‘behavioural’ occur as a direct result of something else, and it is our responsibility to figure out what that is and how we can support struggling pupils. Do we want to punish or rehabilitate? More often than not children who have behavioural difficulties have communication problems, impacting their understanding of language, spoken language and social skills.

Why Everyone is Talking about Telepractice - Speech and Language Therapy Online.

It’s not just in teaching that innovations are happening but in those services that support teachers to meet the needs of all their pupils. Services like speech and language therapy, literacy interventions, mathematics, art and design. Indeed, when it comes to Special Educational Needs interventions there is one trend emerging, namely ‘Telepractice’.

Behaviour is a Form of Communication

Children rely on nonverbal communication. EG: Tantrums, hitting etc. These are common whilst raising a toddler. Usually, this challenging behaviour manifests out of frustration at either not understanding a situation or being unable to express their wants, needs and feelings. So, what is the link between behaviour and communication?

The Impact of Auditory Memory on Language Development

Almost everything we do involves speech, language and communication. Its no wonder that some pupils find language development a really tricky process. There are a lot of different elements involved that allow our language and communication to work effectively.

How do Pupils Learn to Read?

learning to read and write is something all of us have gone through and will be a key point of learning for every child. The process of how this happens is fascinating! This blog will explore the development of literacy skills and how speech and language therapy can help.

Walk Your Child to Communicative Success

Walking anywhere with your child is a great way of spending some quality time with each other. In this blog, we’ll give you some useful tips on how to get the most out of your walk by helping develop your youngster’s speech, language and communication skills at the same time.

Is my child really school ready? A guide to expected communication levels for school starters.

It’s exciting to send your little one off for their first day of primary school, but it can also feel bittersweet. You can make sure they are prepared with everything they need, but how can you make sure they are prepared in terms of communication skills?

Parent Child Interaction: The tools to support your child's speech and language

After months of waiting, your child has been invited to attend a Speech Therapy appointment. When your toddler’s speech or understanding is a little bit behind others of the same age, Speech Therapists could offer ‘Parent-Child Interaction Therapy’ Read on to find out exactly what this is.