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“Joint attention is the first step into a shared world with others." Babies - Netflix Series. Without the ability to focus and sustain attention, social interactions cannot take place. Research suggests that children with Autism often struggle with joint attention (Mundy et al., 1990). Communication development is often represented as a...

Being a parent is a tough demanding job and we face many daily challenges such as getting kids ready in the mornings, getting to appointments on time, keeping a tidy house, staying on top of scheduled activities. daily self care, balancing work, home and school commitments. When it comes to interactions...

Our last blog Social Communication- What does it mean? talked about development of social communication skills and what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s social communication skills. So! How we can help and teach these skills? As outlined in our last blog we usually start with a Social...

Social communication is the broad term that describes how we use communication (both verbal and non-verbal) in social situations. In its most basic sense it is how we interpret and interact with those around us. Social communication goes by many names. You might also hear: Pragmatics Pragmatic Language Social Langauge Social...

Families all over the world are adjusting to life in isolation during the COVID Pandemic. With many parents now working from home there is a big shift in thinking about how we are spending our time and supporting our little ones to continue learning and growing. There has been a plethora...

What are they? Emotions are our body's natural response to thoughts and feelings. Different emotions can be identified by changes to a person's facial expression, body language and voice. When should my child learn them? Children begin to learn about emotions from a very young age. Babies as young as 3 months will...

Summer is well and truly in full swing! Now that the crazy Christmas period is over it's time for some summer fun! Summer time is a wonderful time to reconnect as a family and try generalising some therapy goals across a range of settings together. Here are our favourite summer speech...

Does your child have trouble using the right verb tense?   Verbs are complicated creatures! I've recently observed my 3 year old mixing up verb tense using phrases like: I 'goed' to school (went) I 'spinned' around (spun) We ...