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

Narrative Therapy – The End

Narrative Therapy – The End

This is the next part of our series on narrative therapy.  If you missed the other parts, you can find them here – Introduction, who, where, when, what happened and emotions and dialogue. Today, I’m going to talk about the end of the story.  I’ve always found that children with language difficulties find this bit […]

Robot Run review

Robot Run review

Anyone who reads our blog will know that we LOVE Orchard Toys games!  You can guarantee that they will be durable, have great images that children love and as an added bonus can be used to meet Speech and Language Targets.  The boot of my car has an entire storage box full of Orchard Toys […]

Working on inference skills

Working on inference skills

Today I’m going to talk about inferencing.  This is one of those words that we use a lot as speech therapists and teachers use a fair bit as well, but I don’t think it means a lot to other people!  It means understanding things which aren’t directly stated.  This is something we all do all […]

Questions to ask in Annual Reviews

Questions to ask in Annual Reviews

So the beginning of the academic year has arrived.  If your child has a Statement or an EHCP, you will have a formal meeting or Annual Review at some point this year to review progress and set new targets for the next year.  Many schools are fantastic and can give great support and advice in these meetings, […]

Narrative therapy – emotions an...

Narrative therapy – emotions and dialogue

This is the next in our series of posts about narrative therapy.  If you have missed the other posts, do check out these links – introduction, who, where, when, what happened. In the last post in this series, Elizabeth talked about the “what happened” of the story.  Obviously this is quite a large portion of […]

It’s raining cats and dogs! ...

It’s raining cats and dogs! – Ideas for teaching idioms.

Well, in typical British bank holiday form, it is indeed raining cats and dogs today! But I thought I would grab the bull by the horns, put pen to paper and write this post. These are just some of the fantastic idioms we have in the English language and that can cause real confusion for children […]

52 Fun Activities for Speech and Lan...


Today’s blog post is a review of an e-book written by Alex Trichilo.  Alex is an Australian speech and language therapist and has a fantastic blog called The SpeeL which you should definitely check out.  It’s full of great ideas and advice for parents, teachers and speech and language therapists and has some lovely handouts […]

Narrative Therapy: What happened?!

Narrative Therapy: What happened?!

So here is the next in our series on Narrative Therapy.  If you haven’t seen the others it might be an idea to have a look first!  You can read about the introduction, who/character, where and when.  Then today I am going to concentrate on what happened. This is main part of the story. You […]

Podcasts for speech and language ther...

Podcasts for speech and language therapists

As a travelling therapist, I spend a lot of time in my car, driving between appointments.  This can get a bit frustrating sometimes and feels like a lot of time is wasted, when I could be writing notes, or making resources or seeing children, or anything more productive than driving really!  However, I’ve found a […]

Minecraft in Speech Therapy?!

Minecraft in Speech Therapy?!

So, Minecraft!!  Have you heard of it?  Do your children constantly talk about it?  Are you a bit confused by what all the fuss is about?  If you aren’t interested in computer games and don’t have people in your household who are, it might all seem a bit baffling.  But I find it useful to […]


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