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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.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) or a Speech, Language and Communication Need (SLCN)?

Teaching children with English as an additional language (EAL) is not new for schools in the UK, but it still presents challenges for lots of teachers. Children with EAL are also just as likely as their monolingual peers to have a speech, language or communication difficulty.
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My Child is going for an Autism Assessment - What are the Professional Looking For?

If your child has been referred for an Autism assessment, it can be daunting. It is difficult to know what professionals are looking for. Usually, it is because there are concerns about their ability to interact and communicate like other children that are the same age.

How do I get a referral to a Speech Therapist?

Sometimes, a health visitor can say that slower language development is normal and they will catch up. However, if you think your child’s speech is not progressing as fast, and you are worried, there are a couple of things we would recommend you try, to fast track a referral to a Speech Therapist.

When will he catch up? - Language Delay in the Early Years.

Understanding the process of speech and language development can help to ease anxieties over your child’s late development. It will also help identify whether or not you child has language delay and what are the right strategies to support your child.