The Wonderful Illusion of Speech Therapy with Children

Written by Amy Drew 28th May 2020   What do I mean by that? I woke up with this inspirational thought in my head this morning and had to grab a pot of tea and try to put it in to words…   Parents and others whom have had no previous experience of Speech and Language...

TelePractice: Our Journey

~Written by Marissa Pajot Webb In light of recent events with the Covid-19 pandemic, many therapy practices have been moving to online therapy (often referred to as Telepractice or Teletherapy) in order to be able to continue to provide support to the children and...

All About Art Therapy

~~An Introduction to art therapy by Alison McWhinnie, MA, BAAT, Reg. HCPC~~ What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art materials as a primary mode of communication. There is no pressure to be good at art or have previous experience, it’s...

Speech and Language Development Series

Communication Development: Back to Basics When we talk about communication, it’s so much more than words.  Communication is any means ideas travel from person to person. We of course use words, but let’s take a look at all the other levels involved. The bottom level...

Toy Buying Top Tips

As the Christmas and the holiday season is on its way, many parents are planning gift buying early hoping to beat the rush or agonising over the best gifts for their children.  I am often asked which toys are the best toys for boosting communication, supporting...

Childhood Dysfluency: Myths and Facts

When I hear a parent ask, “My child has started stuttering/stammering; I am really worried. What should I do?”, I immediately focus on reassuring with information and advice. I focus on providing lots of helpful reassuring information with practical advice and tips....

Speech Sound Development: Ages and Stages

The development of speech sounds starts very early, even  before birth.  Babies in the womb learn to tune into voices and can even recognise their mother’s voice from birth.  They will be listening to the speech sounds of their native language from birth and...

Music and Speech & Language Development

People often ask about the link between music and speech and language development.  The answer to the question lies in neuroscience.  Research has found that both language and music are processed in the left hemisphere and more specifically, the same areas of the...

Babywearing and Communication

I have been wanting to write about this topic for a while because it is something very close to my heart that I am truly passionate about.  As some of you may know I am an enthusiastic babywearer.  I fell into it almost by accident.  I found babywearing because my...

How Babies Communicate: The Importance of Attachment

Why do babies cry? There are so many responses to that question. So many I’ve heard are along the lines of….babies need to cry to exercise their lungs, it doesn’t mean they’re hungry/sad/need anything, sometimes they cry for no reason. Babies...