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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I’ve spent some time this year reflecting on what has shaped me as a therapist. One of these things is my own experiences a a parent. 14 years ago tomorrow … Continue reading

September 3, 2019

Autistic exhaustion

Busy day – lots of people – crowded city – travelling together – rushing for trains – passionate discussions – waiting round – arrangements to meet up with other folk. … Continue reading

September 1, 2019

Never be held back

Advice to others from the voice of experience. For the past 6 months I have been working with a fantastic young woman exploring and supporting her communication skills and helping … Continue reading

August 21, 2019

Back to school blues

Change is inevitable and we want to empower our kids to be able to take changes in their stride feeling empowered and supported. The “back to school spot the difference” encourages kids to take a proactive approach to something that can cause a lot of anxiety.

August 5, 2019

Our new addition at Grow Communication

“My little girl has had many people fail to see her potential and it’s changed who I am as a parent and a therapist.  I believe every child has unique interests, motivations, and strengths that need to be uncovered and recognised.  What an honour and privilege it is to really see the greatness that lies in each child and to truly experience joy as each new (communication) skill is achieved.”

August 1, 2019

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