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School Support: Speech and Language Therapy

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

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Top-tips to start using Makaton signing in your classroom

As a speech and language therapist and qualified early years teacher, if I were to choose a communication tool that enhanced the learning environment for all children, it would be..

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‘Building a Bully-Free Classroom’ an interview with Professor Peter.K.Smith

We interview the writer of the new Academy course : Professor Peter K Smith To promote anti-bullying week we’re releasing a free module from our CPD course ‘Building a Bully-Free..

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5 things teachers ask me about Auditory Memory

Difficulties with Auditory memory can have a significant impact on a pupil’s ability to attend and learn at the same rate as the rest of their class. I have worked as a speech and..

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A Guide to Vocabulary Teaching: Part 2

The second part in a series of 3 blogs about vocabulary teaching: the ‘how’ and the ‘who’ How? – how do we begin to teach children the vocabulary needed to engage in all aspects..

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The Forgotten Children Scandal – A Review

On the 18th July 2018, the House of Commons Education Committee put together their review of alternative provisions (APs) in the UK and the difficulties around providing education..

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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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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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