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Writing targets and speech therapy program...

Writing targets and speech therapy programmes

One thing that we do quite a lot of as speech therapists in Britain is writing targets and programmes for school staff and/or parents to work on.  I am fortunate enough to see most of my clients on a weekly or fortnightly basis now, as I work independently.  Even before that, I did quite a […]

Working speech and language targets into everyday routines: Shopp...

Working speech and language targets into everyday routines: Shopping

I know personally that food shopping is something I dread.  It’s busy and I hate the way supermarkets move things around so you can’t find them!  I also know that for many parents the idea of taking children with you is even worse!  But, sometimes if you can involve your children in the activity you […]

How to have fun with children who don’t want to engage with ...

How to have fun with children who don’t want to engage with you

As speech and language therapists, we work with a wide range of children, of different ages and with different needs.  Some children love every game that you offer them, happily join in with most activities and are easy to keep focussed.  Others take a little more creativity and get bored more easily!  Some children (particularly, […]

How to teach before and af...

How to teach before and after

Many children find the temporal concepts of before and after hard.  They are tricky as they change depending on where in the sentence they are, making the rules harder to learn.  You will also often find it set as a target.  So how can you teach a child before and after? As before and after are […]

Working speech and language targets into daily routines: Bedt...

Working speech and language targets into daily routines: Bedtime

You don’t need to sit down at a table for half an hour to help your child with their speech and language skills.  Often the best way is to just bring the targets into things you are doing day to day.  Check out the other posts in this series – Laundry, Bath time, Meal times, […]

Speech sound proces...

Speech sound processes

Our recent posts on speech sound development and the speech therapy process have proved popular.  Speech and Language Therapists tend to use specific terminology when we describe a child’s speech.  Although we all know what we mean by this, it isn’t clear to non speech therapists!  We aren’t expecting you to be an expert.  We […]

Why speech therapists should use social med...

Why speech therapists should use social media.

I think almost everyone knows what social media is these days!  And if you don’t, then you’re unlikely to be reading this post!.. However, you may just be using social media for personal stuff and not for speech therapy.  Many speech therapists I meet don’t realise how useful it can be for liaising with colleagues, […]

Working speech and language targets into daily routine: Laun...

Working speech and language targets into daily routine: Laundry

We have written a number of post in this series. The idea is to show you how to work on your speech and language targets during everyday activities.  This can be really useful when you are trying to help new skills generalise and also to provide extra repetition.  You can read our posts on trips […]

A review of Playing games with…..s by Lucy Sanctu...

A review of Playing games with…..s by Lucy Sanctuary

We have reviewed Lucy’s lovely books before.  You can read our previous review here.  Lucy is a speech and language therapist who not only finds the time to make resources, but also writes a fantastic blog.  If you haven’t read her posts we definitely recommend you go and have a look.  Her site is Lucy […]

Top 10 resources for vocabulary knowle...

Top 10 resources for vocabulary knowledge

Children with speech and language difficulties often struggle with learning and retaining new vocabulary.  This is an area I often work on, and I’m sure I am not alone!  Here are some of my favourite resources for working on this skill.  They are listed in no particular order. . Word Aware (Spiral Bind) If you […]

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