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What sounds should my child be able to say?
101 games to play to practise speech sounds Part One
101 games to play to practise speech sounds Part Two
How to generalise speech sounds
Help! My toddler isn’t talking! This is a 6-part post – you can click through the links at the bottom of each post to read the rest.
How and why to sign with children
Games to improve auditory memory
How and why to use visual support with children
The Speech Therapy process
Understanding your child’s speech therapy report – this is a 6-part series. Follow the links at the bottom of each post to follow it through
Taking the mystery out of assessments – CELF-4
A Parent’s Guide to the Speech Therapy Process – e-book
Apps and technology
My grandson is 3 nearly 4 he is saying few words and do sent receive speech therapy only monitoring at pre school any suggestions
Hi. Sorry to hear your grandson is struggling with his speech. As we haven’t seen him, we can’t give any specific advice. I’m not quite clear whether he has seen a speech therapist – if not, get a referral. The preschool or your health visitor should be able to help, or you can google the number for the local department and as a family you may be able to self-refer.
If he has been seen and some targets have been set, ask his therapist for ideas of how to help with these at home. Also, put some of the targets into the search bar here – we may well have written about them! Our series Help! My toddler isn’t talking! Might be useful reading. If there are specific targets that have been set that you would like more ideas for, do let us know – we are always looking for ideas for new posts. Hope this helps s little.
Thank you he is monitored at preschool as can’t have 1 to 1 .he has lady 2 days week now help him he has sensory issues as well and is not having therapy.ill look at his targets eye contact with bubbles one learning more he doesn’t talk back only few words but understanding is 100 per cent. Still learning we are in uk thank you
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Hi, I really love your blog. I have two children with SLCN- both different needs, both in speech therapy. Have you written any posts on joint attention?
My daughter has a social communication disorder as well as delayed s&l. I’ve been doing bubbles, tickles, peekaboo, chase, role play, but she’s still very hit and miss. Very slow to respond to her name too. I’m doing the increasing volume technique; is there anything else you can direct me towards on your blog?
We are glad you are finding the blog useful. You might want to have a look at some of these posts
before there are words
1 key word
attention and listening in preschoolers
There is also a fantastic book called playing, laughing and learning with a child on the autism spectrum. This has lots of great advise about engaging children and is useful for those on the continuum and also those children still learning some of the early interaction skills.
Hi – I stumbled on this blog and I love it. It is so useful and wonderfully explained. I have a 3 year and 8 months old boy who did not say very much until 4 months ago – now words are coming in so much, his attention has improved and listening skills. Ha is good at home listens instructions plays nicely (although doesn’t like sharing as his twin brother does take most of his toys from him!!!) but at school his attention and listening is not as good. Whilst trying to do speech with him at home (I already use some of the ideas you suggest but will do more) I wonder if there is anything I can do to prepare him for school(nursery) so thatbis is able to participate more. In particular his attention and listening at school? At home we have no issues as he does well. He has been formally assessed by nite developmental consultant at Portland hospital and his diagnosis is sever speech delay and mild cognitive. But she says he will catch up most likely in a year. Any tips would be most welcome. Also can speech pyramids be tacked in a different way ie through games thatbhe is Interested in rather then games such as “what’s in the box” thanks so much. Kind regards
Just came accross your blog. I’m starting my journey this August to become a speech and language therapist. I’m glad I found here as I was reading the pros and cons of self employment. Thanks looking forward to more blogs.
Glad you found it useful. Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like us to writde about! Good luck with your training.