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First Words

In Blog, Communication by Julie

Hearing your child’s first words is an exciting and often much anticipated experience. Typically, children will have said their first word when they are around 12 months old.

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No Pens Day

In Blog, Communication by Julie

Speaking and listening are vital skills in many aspects of our daily lives and are an important area of development in our children and No Pens Day Wednesday aims to celebrate and develop these skills by encouraging schools to put down their pens and pick up their language with a day of speaking and listening activities.

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International Stammering Awareness Day

In Blog, Communication by Julie

Today is International Stammering Awareness day.
A stammer is a speech disorder characterised by disruptions which interrupt the smooth flow of speech. These may take the form of repetitions of sounds, syllables or words – like saying da-da-daddy.

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Look for a Book

In Blog, Communication, SLCN by Julie

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.

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Holiday Fun

In Blog, Communication, Summer Holiday by Julie

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.