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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.