Category Archive for: ‘Speech and Language Therapists’

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Dr Sarah Spencer, lecturer at the University of Sheffield shares some ideas about how to assess teenagers’ language skills

I’ve heard on the grapevine that some people are a little reluctant to work with teenagers with language disorders.  As one respondent to a questionnaire about speech and language therapy for teenagers said: ‘‘I think people are scared of [teenagers]…Young children are fun, adults are self-motivated, adolescents are unknown. It is the hardest population to reach”1. I was so surprised …

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When is a word a word?

Many of us can picture that moment in time when our children spoke their first word. We know that there are typical milestones for learning language, but how many times do children have to say a word before we can count it? Just how many times do we need to hear them utter ‘gone’ before we can include it in …

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Glinette Woods, I CAN Licensee, tells us about her experience working with I CAN and what being a Licensee means to her

I first heard about I CAN and their work 32 years ago, whilst working in a Language Unit in the London Borough Havering. I am now retired however I worked previously as an Inclusion Advisor, specialising in speech and language. Working closely with therapists I was able to assess children’s needs, advise schools on interventions and help them to measure …

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Early identification and intervention

When they hear the term ‘early identification and intervention’, many people think this is just about the early years of a child’s life – but it’s not. It’s about recognising difficulties quickly, identifying and making a prompt intervention to support children and their families so that issues are tackled before they become more ingrained problems. Thinking in this way, early …

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Highlights from I CAN’s Q and A with Mencap

On Wednesday 24th August our speech and language therapist Mandy Grist took part in a live Q & A on Mencap’s Facebook page and we received some really interesting questions. Find out what our responses were below. Question 1: Hi, my son is 3 years old and has been under SALT since he was 8 weeks old due to being fed …

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