How to help toddlers you suspect may have Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

Following my blog post on spotting Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia early, here's a follow-up post on how to help children with Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia. I've done a literature search for exercises to help DVD so that you don't have to! So If you want to know how you can help a child with Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, continue reading!

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The one thing you should do to improve children's language skills

So, we all want to improve children's language skills. But before we look at them, we need to look at our own interaction skills to make sure we are maximising their communicative potential. Adult-child interaction is important to ensure that every interaction supports a child's language development.

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Is your child's speech ready for school?

This last half term will speed by, but it's not too late to squeeze in a targeted 6-week programme to encourage the sounds they don't have yet.

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Cued Articulation to help speech sound development

Cued articulation is a visual support for the complete sound system. It is a series of signs to give a child more information about how to say their target sound, rather than them just looking at your mouth or hearing the sound.

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Language: Supporting word finding in children

I get it myself, but I put it down to my age. That tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon where you know the word you want to use, but you just can't find it from your 'memory bank' at the time you need it.

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Teachers: Looking after your voice this winter

Tips to help teachers protect their voice this winter

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Tips to Support Children who Struggle To Understand Instructions in the Classroom

I wrote this blog for TES

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Should I refer my child for Speech and Language Therapy?

If you're wondering whether to refer your child to speech and language therapy, this article will help you make a decision...

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Speech Sound Development

What sounds should may child be able to say and when?

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Articulation versus Phonological Difficulties

It's useful to know the difference between articulation and phonological difficulties so you know how to help.

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