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Talking mental health and SLCN with Place2Be

We spoke with Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be about #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and how they support children’s speech and language development as well as mental health and well-being. Hi Julia, what does being a Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be entail? My role is to support the counsellors and school staff who work with children with SEN. We work directly with …

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Well-being and communication – not just for dogs!

There’s a ‘well-being show’ at our local showground next month, and with writing this blog in mind I was curious to see what that entailed: a range of therapies from Reiki and Neurolinguistic programming through to ear candles – and then interestingly a workshop on teaching communication to your pets! What do you think of when we talk about well-being? …

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Fighting the case – Leo’s Story

We knew from a very early age that Leo had different needs and struggled with communication. Up until 3 years old, Leo was non verbal. He would watch something with us and try and recreate the sound to no avail. Initially I contacted my local speech and language therapy services through my GP. Having seen the lack of resources in …

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Match of the Day at Meath FC

Tory Dean is a Learning Support Assistant and Kathryn Goold a Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School in Surrey. Here they tell us about Meath’s Tuesday football club. Excitement about Meath School’s football club starts first thing on Tuesday morning, when cries of ‘see you at football club’ greet us as we walk across the playground. By …

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Research Round Up – February 2018

We keep our ears to the ground ensuring that all of our work is evidence based and relevant to the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Here are some of the key findings and studies published in the new year you don’t want to have missed. The Ofsted Early Years report Bold Beginnings: Reception Curriculum in …

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