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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.

Do you have a child with Auditory Processing Disorder in your class?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a diagnosis that has gained a large amount of interest over the last 5 years. In this blog we will discuss demystify APD, help you spot a child in your class that may be at risk and give you some ideas and strategies to help you support children with APD.

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?

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.
Oracy in Science

Incorporating Oracy in Key Stage 2 Science.

Teaching a KS2 class with significant differentiation between higher and lower attaining Pupils can be challenging at times. In this blog, we are going to talk about how to engage pupils in dialogic teaching in Key Stage 2 Science.

Everything you Need to Know about Oracy and Dialogic Teaching

In this blog series, we will give you everything you need to know about Oracy and Dialogic teaching. Looking at the definition of dialogic teaching as introduced by Professor Alexander, we will discuss practical tips and ideas for children in KS2 to integrate dialogic teaching into core subjects.

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.
Teacher and Speech Therapist

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.