I haven't written for a long long time but when I got my 1k like on Facebook today, I thought it was about time I dusted off the keyboard. Luckily for me, someone else has written my next blog...over to Elaine...
There are a lot of children I'm working with at the moment who are calling me "Tafrin" must sort that out!
If you have a social media page or like to put up posters on your parent information board, here are some from me totally free! This week is all about behaviour - parent and child!
Glue ear. It's not a Prittstick in the lughole. If you have children with permanent train tracks of snot coming out of their nose, even in the summer, maybe they have Glue Ear.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips to help teachers protect their voice this winter
I wrote this blog for TES
If you're wondering whether to refer your child to speech and language therapy, this article will help you make a decision...
What sounds should may child be able to say and when?
It's useful to know the difference between articulation and phonological difficulties so you know how to help.