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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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

Happy holidays?? A tale of AAC and Christmas.

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.

January 6, 2018

The power of partnerships

Today I had the pleasure of joining a session at Forth Valley Rebound Therapy, Scotland’s only open referral rebound service and a fellow social enterprise.  Callum, director of Forth Valley … Continue reading

November 26, 2017

Debating therapy? (Or should Scots always wear kilts?!?)

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

November 26, 2017

Webbing strengths (profiling after assessment)

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

November 23, 2017