October is Selective Mutism Awareness Month. Selective Mutism (SM) is a phobia of talking.
Yesterday I completed the Great North Run (GNR) to raise funds for a fantastic charity – SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information and Research Association).
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.
Today is World Photography Day so I thought I would share some useful ideas to develop speech, language and communication using photos. We are all often taking photos to capture …
The latest craze sweeping the North East at the moment is ‘Look for a Book’. If you haven’t already heard, it’s an idea which is keeping children of all ages entertained and outside in the fresh air.
The second week of the summer holidays has begun and with 5 weeks still to go, keeping your children entertained for the duration might feel like a daunting task.
Here’s a few ideas of activities to incorporate into your week that the children will enjoy as well as supporting their speech and language development.
There’s been a lot of government activity around speech, language and communication needs recently.
RCSLT and ICAN have received a cross-departmental government response to the Bercow: 10 years on report.
Over 1 million children in the UK have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), that equates to approximately 2-3 in every classroom.
It is estimated that 10% of children have long term Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Of these, approximately 7.6% have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). This was previously known as Specific Language Impairment or SLI. DLD is a persistent type of speech, language and communication need that cannot be explained by an obvious cause.
Last month marks one year since the Bercow 10 Years on report was published. This allows a time to reflect on what has been achieved and the work that still needs to continue.