Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

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

The Lego Movie 2 and growing Social Thinking skills

February 9, 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

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