All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘communication skills’

Liz-wood

The relationship between language skills and social mobility in West Somerset

Many children in West Somerset start school with language skills below average for their age, West Somerset also has the lowest social mobility of any local authority area in the UK, coming in at 324th out of 324 bodies in both 2016 and 2017. Is this a coincidence or something else? There is considerable research closely linking good language skills …

Read More
family playing games

5 games to support your child’s development

Stuck for present ideas? Or maybe you’re worried about getting the ‘wrong’ present for your children and loved ones. We’ve got some ideas for gifts and games that could entertain the whole family, whilst also supporting your child’s communication development. Taking turns is an essential communication skill and playing any type of simple board game that involves taking turns not …

Read More
Mental Health

Speech, language and communication and mental health: a complex relationship

Did you know half of all mental health problems manifest themselves by the age of 14? That’s a shocking reality. Consequently, when Theresa May recently announced her Government plans to “roll out mental health support to every school in the country” the news was widely welcomed – after all, with one in ten children and young people struggling with mental health issues, …

Read More
Skills Image

Communication skills for work are skills for life

I CAN’s Lead Communication Advisor for Youth Programmes, Maxine Burns writes the 2nd edition of I CAN’s Talk Paper ‘Skills for Work: Skills for Life’. Read the paper here. I’ve worked in the field of speech, language and communication for many years, but one thing that hasn’t changed during my varied career is my belief that communication skills are at …

Read More