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The Impact of Puberty on Mental Health

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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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How do you measure the impact of speech and language therapy?

When “he’s doing really well” just doesn’t cut the mustard. Here’s the thing, without evaluation, it is impossible to know whether an intervention is having a positive impact on..

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Supporting communication in children with behavioural difficulties

Can I be totally honest with you? The following advertisement released earlier this year for a school “detention director” mortified me.

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Does Speech Therapy Online Actually Work?

With the dust settling after Bett 2018 we all left with one clear message ringing in our ears – “technology is the future”. It’s not just in teaching that innovations are..

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Behaviour is a Form of Communication

Think about this for a moment, 60% of all communication is nonverbal. This means the body language we use, the facial expressions, the gestures are all communicating for us, even..

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The Impact of Auditory Memory on Language Development

Almost everything we do involves speech, language and communication. Everyday activities like learning, sorting out problems, having a conversation, getting a job, making friends..

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How do pupils learn to read?

The strategies for success Learning to read and write is something all of us have gone through and will be a key point of learning for every child. I don’t know about you but the..

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