February’s RCSLT’s 75th anniversary theme is Love. With so many things to love about Speech and Language Therapy I’ve decided to write my top 5 reasons of why I love the profession and why I am incredibly lucky to have a career I adore.
Hearing your child’s first words is an exciting and often much anticipated experience. Typically, children will have said their first word when they are around 12 months old. This post outlines some top tips to help your child develop their first words.
World Nursery Rhyme Week is taking place 18th-22nd November 2019.
Nursery Rhymes are a brilliant foundation for so many later developing skills including speech, language and literacy.
Today is International Stammering Awareness day. A stammer is a speech disorder characterised by disruptions which interrupt the smooth flow of speech. These may take the form of repetitions of sounds, syllables or words – like saying da-da-daddy.
Selective Mutism is often misunderstood and it’s important that we challenge these misconceptions in order to ensure the young person receives the correct intervention. To raise awareness and challenge some of these misconceptions, I’ve outlined some common myths.
Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder which causes an inability to speak in certain situations. We ran the Great North Run 2019 to raise awareness and vital funds for the UK charity SMIRA.
Today is National Read a Book Day, and whether you’ve found a book you haven’t read yet or you just want to choose an old favourite from your shelf, today is a good day to be inspired to read.
The latest craze sweeping the North East at the moment is ‘Look for a Book’. If you haven’t already heard, it’s an idea which is keeping children of all ages entertained and outside in the fresh air.
There’s been a lot of government activity around speech, language and communication needs recently. RCSLT and ICAN have received a cross-departmental government response to the Bercow: 10 years on report. The government have acknowledged that although there has been a ‘significant amount of progress over the last year’ they recognise that there is ‘still more […]
Over 1 million children in the UK have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), that equates to approximately 2-3 in every classroom. Children may have difficulty with a range of areas of speech and language. These could include understanding spoken language, learning new vocabulary, using language socially or difficulties with speech sound production. All of […]
Last month marks one year since the Bercow 10 Years on report was published. This allows a time to reflect on what has been achieved and the work that still needs to continue. The Bercow: Ten Years On report, (March 2018), reviewed support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) […]