Jude Philip

Independent Specialist Speech & Language Therapist in Scotland

AAC and Communication Anxiety

It’s been no secret that I have been on an amazing journey of discovery with AAC, in particular with PODD, over the past 18 months (some of you have heard … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

DISCO time

This week I officially got my accreditation from the National Autistic Society’s Lorna Wing Centre to use the DISCO for diagnostic autism assessment.  This feels like a big achievement – … Continue reading

July 16, 2017

Transform your questions….

One of the most common strategies I suggest to families in my work as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist is to “reduce questions”.  It’s often my starting point, and … Continue reading

September 19, 2016

“Tell them they can do it too”

I’ve been at the Autism Europe Congress 2016 in Edinburgh this weekend.  Feeling suitably bombarded with inspiration and information and shortbread.  Time to start digesting it all! The last session … Continue reading

September 17, 2016

Exactly how “Early” is “Early Intervention”?

This was a much busier weekend than planned and one which left me wondering about the semantics of the word “Early”.  Not “Early” in relation to birds, buses, rhubarb or … Continue reading

July 6, 2016

Sugar highs and picture exchanging (Top Tips for PECS)

Disclaimer:  Before I start I must stress that I do encourage healthy eating but there are times when only sweeties do the trick :). LOVELY session starting Phase 1 of … Continue reading

April 30, 2016

Leaving …. or starting :)

Ok – time for a clunky Lego animation (I do love Lego as you know and this is a big week for me so it merited my first video blog … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 1 Comment