• Talking Toys: Grimm’s

    This monthly blog series will take you through some of the best toys to use to support speech, language and communication development. All of the toys recommended are used in signing…

  • How to help my child understand emotions

    Children, young people and even adults often struggle to express their emotions. This year during Mental Health Awareness Week we are all being encouraged to talk about our feelings. This can…

  • The Magic of Story Sacks

    It is so important to foster a love of language and learning from a young age. An amazing way to do this is using story sacks! Pick your child’s favourite book…

  • What is Teletherapy?

    Teletherapy in the speech and language world is simply therapy from a distance. ‘Tele’ is derived from the Greek for ‘far off’! I do my therapy sessions via Zoom, which allows…

  • The Power of Words

    There has recently been a surge in articles about the so called ‘vocabulary gap’ that exists in children starting school. A recent study in the UK proved this point, with findings…

  • What the puff did you say?

    When children are learning to talk they often make lots of errors with the sounds they use. This is usually part of typical development, but it doesn’t mean it’s not hilarious…

  • Top 5 Language Boosting Activities

    #5 – Books Books are fantastic for so many reasons. They often have interactive elements such as parts to feel and flaps to lift. Books teach stories and new words, but…

  • Parental Advisory: How Babies Learn Swear Words

    My sister’s first word started with “f” and ended in tears. This is a fairly common occurrence in children’s early language development and is actually a product of our well-meaning attempts…