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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.

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?

Supporting Communication Development over the Summer Holidays.

It can be difficult to think of fun and different things to do with children in the summer holidays. We have compiled a list of the best, low cost activities to keep children entertained which also have a strong communication focus. These activities can be done with all children to support their communication skills.

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.

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.
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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.