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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.

No "Hope" for Coronation Street's Troublesome Child in UK's Education System?

Fiz and Tyrone’s daughter, Hope Stape, has been portrayed as a ‘troublesome’ child recently, and must now attend an alternative provision to ‘deal with’ her behaviour. Yes, it’s fictional, but it does bring up some important real-life implications for children like Hope. Based on what we know about Hope, could Wetherfield Local Authority have approached this case differently?

How Speech, Language and Communication difficulties ‘Made a Murderer’

A lot of us were heartbroken by the plight of Brendan Dassey on Netflix’s documentary series ‘Making a Murderer’. Watching season 2 of the Netflix documentary this week inspired this blog, illustrating how speech, language and communication difficulties are directly linked to Brendan being imprisoned.

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance and How Can we Help?

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a term that is becoming more and more familiar across the UK. You may have children in your class this year who present with PDA, but what exactly is it?

The Rose Amongst Thorns: How to Help the Child in your Class with Social Difficulties

Social communication is a broad subject, covering everything from avoiding eye contact, interrupting in the conversation or asking a stranger for help. Anyone can have difficulties with social skills, but generally, it is seen in children and adults with ASD, ADHD and mental health issues. So, how can we help?

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