What’s ‘APPening…

What’s ‘APPening…

The Jolly Phonics App enables children to hear letter sounds, recognise the letter sounds, see letter formation and write the letters themselves. They’ve also got some great phonics games in their sister app, Jolly Phonics Fun!  Read More »

The Importance of Play In The Early Years

The Importance of Play In The Early Years

Did you know? 

Play is one of the most important ‘jobs’ for your young children, helping them to develop language skills, process their emotions and learn social skills. When young children play, they learn at the same time so these are great opportunities for you to sit with your child and encourage their language development.

Top tips for playtime:

What is DLD?

What is DLD?

DLD is a communication difficulty that affects an estimated 3 per cent of children at school starting age, that’s one or two in every classroom.

 

People have often heard about other forms of language difficulties like Dyslexia or difficulties related to Autism, but not ever heard of DLD. Affected children are functioning in the expected way in all areas of development apartRead more.

Inclusive Communication

Inclusive Communication

Inclusive communication means sharing information in a way that more people can understand.

For service providers, it means making sure that you recognise when people understand and express themselves in different ways.

For people who use services, it means getting information and expressing themselves in ways that meet their needs.

It is important for us all to understand thatRead more.

Chatta – an app to develop language skills

Chatta – an app to develop language skills

In a digital age, children and young people are spending more time engaging with technology than ever before and it can be challenging to see how we can use that to support development rather than distract from it. With a child glued to their screen, there is sometimes a concern that they are not practising and growing their communication abilities enough, even if theyRead more.

What is DLD?

What is DLD?

 

Developmental Language Disorder is a type of language difficulty which is not due to another condition (such as autism, Down’s Syndrome or a brain injury). It is unlikely to disappear overnight, so awareness and support from an early age is very important.

The Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Delays (RADLD) describe the three main aspects of DLD as:

  1. DLDRead more.

Update to our Terminology – September 2017

Update to our Terminology – September 2017

As people interested in speech and language, we all know that language changes constantly, and the speech and language world has recently made quite a big step in updating some key terminology to make it clear and unified. This is a really great step, as confusion around terminology had been a barrier to people accessing support for quite some time, so we want to do our part in helping to promoteRead more.

“Reasonable Adjustments” – what are they?

“Reasonable Adjustments” – what are they?

Reasonable adjustments are changes that schools, places of employment, and other places have to make to include people with disabilities in day-to-day life. In schools, this means to will help pupils with disabilities to have the same opportunities as their peers.

What can a reasonable adjustment be?

A reasonable adjustment can be any number of things, from providing specialisedRead more.