All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘speech and language therapy’


A decade of highs and lows

Former government Communication Champion for children and young people, and Chair of the Bercow: Ten Years On decision making panel, Jean Gross reflects on the decade of change since the 2008 Bercow Report. As you read this, pause for a moment to reflect. Are you where you are in your career, your life, your relationships because of you have good (or at least …

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Let’s make the #Bercow10 recommendations a reality

I CAN launched the Bercow: Ten Years On report in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. RCSLT CEO, Kamini Gadhok MBE, sets out The College’s pledges going forward, in light of the findings of the report. Ten years ago I was honoured to be part of the group that produced the original Bercow Review of services for …

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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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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

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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