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 ...

Holidays are wonderful times spent with family exploring and having fun, but they can be tricky if you have a child with a disability. Here are our top tips for using visuals and getting your child prepared for a holiday - no matter how big or small your getaway might...

According to the International Association of Orofacial Myology, about 38% of the general population and 81% of kids with speech problems have an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder.  What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)? OMT focuses on re-training the nerves and muscles of the mouth and face for optimal function. The aim of OMT...