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.
This blog post gives some general ideas which may help support your Christmas shopping list for the children in your life.
World Nursery Rhyme Week 2019 is here!
Nursery Rhymes are a brilliant foundation for so many later developing skills including speech, language and literacy.
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.
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.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, Selective Mutism is a phobia of talking which results in the individual experiencing high levels of anxiety in some situations where they are expected to speak.
October is Selective Mutism Awareness Month. Selective Mutism (SM) is a phobia of talking.
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.
Over 1 million children in the UK have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), that equates to approximately 2-3 in every classroom.
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