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No Pens Day

In Blog by Julie

No Pens Day is a great day to promote children’s speaking and listening skills.

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Barney’s Buttons: Our Journey so Far

In Barney by Julie

Barney continues to amaze us every day and his understanding and use of his buttons is improving all of the time. This update summarises some of the progress he has been making, as well as includes some information about how we have taught him language, with tips and strategies for you to get started too.

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Joining Words

In Barney, Blog by Julie

Barney is increasingly interested in using the buttons to communicate with us and he has started to combine words.

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Barney’s First Words

In Barney, Blog by Julie

Until last year I wouldn’t have described myself as a ‘dog person’. In fact, as a child I was a little afraid of dogs and have never liked it when …

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A 10 Year Reflection: My SLT Journey

In Blog by Julie

It’s 10 years ago today since I graduated from Newcastle University. In some ways it feels like yesterday and in others, it feels like a world away. I have achieved …

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World Voice Day 2021

In Blog by Julie

We all use our voices in many different ways every day. We use our voice to talk to each other about everyday things and to connect with our friends and families in a range of ways. Over the last year, much of this connection might have been (and continues to be) via video or phone calls but it is still just as important (if not more so) than ever.

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Read a book day

In Blog by Julie

Today is National Read a Book Day, and whether you’ve found a book you haven’t read yet or you just want to choose an old favourite from your shelf, today is a good day to be inspired to read.

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Self-Care September

In Blog by Julie

It’s important that we take the time to look after ourselves before we offer help and support to others. Self-Care is not selfish, it’s vital in order to be able to give our best to those we love.

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International Dog Day

In Blog by Julie

Children and dogs make great friends. Dogs can teach children about empathy, responsibility and can also support their self-esteem. There are also lots of opportunities to develop your child’s language …