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The Impact of Mental Health and Speech and Language Issues on School Attendance

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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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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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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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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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English as an Additional Language (EAL) or a Speech, Language and Communication Need (SLCN)?

Teaching children with English as an additional language (EAL) is not new for schools in the UK, but it still presents many challenges for lots of teachers. Children with EAL are..

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