Reflecting on a recent testimonial from a recent diagnostic Autism and ADHD assessment below got me thinking about journeys and the journey that is diagnostic assessment! In the testimonial that … Continue reading
“I put the lid on and press it down till it clicks” This wasn’t a description of closing a holiday suitcase or the lid on the biscuit tin – these … Continue reading
When I talk about AAC systems I talk about robust language systems. By that I mean a Communication system which will enable you to have access to all the words that you might need, and to communicate for all the reasons that human beings communicate. That might, just might, include being told something really cheeky. And at Christmas we need access not only to words that let us say “happy Christmas” and “thank you”, but also to grumble, nag and bicker.
“His/her communication is in line with their cognitive development…” That is a phrase that I once wrote in discharge reports myself. It is what is termed cognitive referencing. It made … Continue reading
What relevance do debating skills have to everyday life? Why on earth would you cover that in a speech and language therapy session? There are so many skills that underpin … Continue reading
Have you ever looked up close at a spider’s web? It’s especially recommended on a frosty or dewy morning. Look and you will see that “real” webs look very different … Continue reading
When Jude asked me to write a blog post about something I was passionate about it took me a while to decide on a topic. I started working with young … Continue reading