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How to get your child interested in doing speech and language activities at home

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The Myth of Blue Monday; How to feel happier today!

I am hear to tell you that Blue Monday is a myth! Yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The term 'Blue Monday' was coined by psychologist Cliff Arnall in 2005 to highlight the..

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I’m a child with autism: get me out of here!

This year we have seen Anne Hegerty (aka The Governess) join the jungle! Anne received a diagnosis of Aspergers, a form of Autism, in 2003 at the age of 45. Aspergers can make..

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How Speech, Language and Communication difficulties ‘Made a Murderer’

I’m sure I am not the only person who is heartbroken by the plight of Brendan Dassey on Netflix’s documentary series ‘Making a Murderer’. Watching season 2 of the Netflix..

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A Guide to Vocabulary Teaching: Part 1

As every teacher knows, vocabulary knowledge is key. A student who has an extensive vocabulary tends to be able to follow instructions more successfully, write more interesting..

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6 easy ways to make your classroom communication friendly

It’s that time of year when everyone is busy prepping their classroom spaces, ready for the new school term.  And why not? After all, this is a space that we’ll be spending a lot..

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

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a diagnosis that has been around for a number of years but has gained a large amount of interest over the last 5 years. This post aims to..

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How to help the child in your class with social difficulties

Social skills are on a spectrum, even for those amongst us are neurologically typical. We all know someone who has excellent social skills, which makes them charming, popular and..

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Incorporating Oracy in Key Stage 2 Science

Oracy & dialogic teaching If you haven’t read my first blog, Everything you Need to Know about Oracy and Dialogic Teaching I recommend you go back and give it a read. It’s a good..

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Everything you Need to Know about Oracy and Dialogic Teaching

In this blog series, I will give you everything you need to know about Oracy and Dialogic teaching. I work with children at Key Stage 2 so I will explain what is meant by dialogic..

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