Two British Speech Therapists blogging about all things speech and language.

Taking the mystery out of assessments...

Taking the mystery out of assessments: ACE

I’m very busy at the moment writing annual review reports and hopefully explaining what all my assessments mean.  So we thought it would be helpful to talk about the assessments we use and what the children have to do. In the UK, there are a few, main standardised assessments that Speech Therapists use. Particularly once […]

Multiple meaning words

Multiple meaning words

As children move through school often their language difficulties can sometimes become more subtle.  At first glance they seem to be able to respond to questions and can express themselves in longer sentences, but when things become more complex they can start to become confused.  One of the things that can particularly trip up children […]

Junganew – an app review

Junganew – an app review

I was lucky enough to be given a copy of the app Junganew to review.  I received a copy of the app for free but no other payment has been received and the views in this review are my own. The idea of this app is an interesting one.  It has a story format, where […]

Cued Articulation

Cued Articulation

What is Cued Articulation? Both Helen and I are massive fans of Jane Passy’s Cued Articulation.  If you haven’t come across this before you can learn more about the system from Jane’s website.  Cued Articulation is a signing system for all of the sounds used in English.  All 49 phonemes have their own hand sign, […]

Pizza, Pizza! game review

Pizza, Pizza! game review

Helen and I have been given some great resources to review over the Easter Holidays – lucky us!  Helen reviewed the fab Orchard Toys games – Frog party and Match and Spell earlier in the week.   You can read that review here.  Today I am going to review another of Orchard Toys new games – […]

Frog Party and Match and Spell game r...

Frog Party and Match and Spell game reviews

As Elizabeth mentioned earlier in the week, we have been sent some lovely stuff to review.  Our giveaway for the Key Verbs app is still open for a few more days – we have 6 copies to give away!  Do click the link to read the review and enter the giveaway! Today, I’m going to […]

Key Verbs – review and giveaway

Key Verbs – review and giveaway

We do hope everyone enjoyed the Easter break and didn’t eat too many chocolate eggs!  Helen and I have been very lucky and have been given some apps and resources to review, so keep you eyes peeled over the next two weeks and we will let you know what we think of them! Today, I am […]

Teaching children about months and se...

Teaching children about months and seasons

We changed the clocks on Saturday night and now it’s officially British Summer Time.  It will be Easter next weekend, and that must mean it’s spring.  Yet I had my winter coat on today!… Time concepts are very difficult for many children to grasp, especially children with language difficulties.  The vocabulary for the seasons and […]

Before there are words….

Before there are words….

I speak to many parents of younger child who are worried about when those ‘first words’ will come.  We are often asked when a child should start to talk and how many words they should have by what age.  But it is really important to remember that communicating is much more than words.  So before […]

101 games to practise speech sounds P...

101 games to practise speech sounds Part 2

We published the first part of this post earlier in the week and it has been really popular.  In case you missed it, you can check it out here. Here are some more ideas of games to play to practise speech sounds.  Firstly, some children really don’t like looking at picture cards.  Our first set […]

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