Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

Showing and telling in speech therapy

This week I have been exploring using PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) to target some functional and relevant speech for an autistic young person. PROMPT is a … Continue reading

July 16, 2019

When friendships and feelings are painful – using toys to explore

So who knew! Moshi monsters are a great tool to explore social relationships, friendships and emotions. As I looked through my resource cupboard one day last week to find the … Continue reading

June 16, 2019

There for the long haul

What does Grow Communication have to do with travel you may ask?  Indeed, aside from dashing round the country to see families, the journeys I am thinking of here are … Continue reading

June 11, 2019

Creative ways to learn time concepts – part 3

If you have followed part 1 and part 2 of this series on time concepts you will have had a look at some of my other ideas to teach those … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

Creative ways to learn time concepts – part 2

It has always struck me that the way that we lay out calendars and diaries is really not that intuitive. Whilst it makes practical sense to use tables or a … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Creative ways to learn time concepts – part 1

The past couple of weeks I have been having fun finding ways to teach the concept of time to kids with Developmental Language Disorder and also Autism. The language of … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

“Emmet and the Star” or a tale of Perspective-Taking

The Lego Movie 2 and growing Social Thinking skills

February 9, 2019