Fidget Spinners: A toy or a tool?

The new craze at the moment are fidget spinners. They are small, they are fun and they keep kids entertained for long periods of time. The question is, what were they initially designed for? Fidget spinners were to help children with additional needs focus, sustain attention for long periods of time and listen. However, recently…

Quick Tips To Support Attention

Parents are often asking for tips to keep their child’s focus. Remember attention is the key to the development of communication so it is very important! Here are some top tips to help develop your child’s attention. Say the child’s name before giving instructions Use the appropriate language level your child is at i.e. if they are…

It only takes 5 minutes

5 minutes out of 1440 minutes a day is all it takes to help boost your child’s language skills. So give it a go! Spend time with your child Make them feel important! Switch off any distractions around you. Yes, that includes the TV! If we can’t concentrate with too much noise around us, neither…

The use of ipads/tablets

It’s like marmite …you either love it or hate it! Electronic devices such as ipads and tablets are now becoming popular in most family households. Some adults promote the use of them for their child whilst others despise it. In terms of language development there are lots of pros and cons. Electronic devices are a motivating…

Supporting Children with Communication Aids

What are communication aids? Communication aids are a range of devices that help support people to communicate with others. They range in forms of letter boards, picture boards and even electronic devices. Use of communication aids? A range of people use communication aids from children to adulthood. Children who have difficulty communicating verbally will benefit from…

Autism Awareness Week!

Don’t forget it’s  Autism Awareness from: 27th March- 2nd April Did you know 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism? Help raise awareness and help people understand autism and create an autism friendly environment! Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people and…

Lego Club!

INTRODUCING LEGO CLUB 2016! Please contact us for further details on venue, dates and time. Duration: 45 minutes Cost: £45 per person Click here for further details!

Social Thinking

LET’S THINK SOCIAL! Does your child have difficulty understanding what others might be thinking? Does your child have difficulty understanding feelings and emotions? Does your child have difficulty with their social skills? If the answer is “yes!” Social Thinking might be the way forward.  Michelle Garcia Winner (Speech and Language Pathologist in the USA) devised…