Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

Asking the questions

“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

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

The Lego Movie 2 and growing Social Thinking skills

February 9, 2019

Stepping stones to the right path

As a parent, realising that your child is experiencingdifficulties is an emotional experience. Feelings of worry, concern, helplessness and often frustration arecommon.  When difficulties are subtle,complex or multi-faceted it can be … Continue reading

February 7, 2019

Puppies, PDA profiling and positives!

One thing I love about our assessment work at Grow Communication is the opportunity that we have to get to know so many phenomenal individuals. And the chance to create … Continue reading

January 21, 2019

“More than receiving a mere label”

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

August 31, 2018

“I put the lid on and press it down till it clicks” – Masking and Autism

“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

August 21, 2018

When it doesn’t quite go to plan, it’s time to head out into the sunshine. The tale of a dizzy horse and a sliding giraffe”

Today was one of those days where it just wasn’t happening.  It was hot, sunny and I arrived for our session only a few minutes after the young person had … Continue reading

May 17, 2018

Communication is a human right

Today, as I met another lovely family looking for support to develop their child’s expressive language, I fought back my frustration.  Why is more not being done to enable young … Continue reading

February 23, 2018