Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

“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

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

January 6, 2018

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

Why a really good Autism assessment matters (Guest Post)

When Jude asked me to write a blog post about something I was passionate about it took me a while to decide on a topic. I started working with young … Continue reading

November 22, 2017

Strawberry milkshake

Today was one of those glorious days where, as a speech therapist we get to make it real. How do we do this? By dropping our agenda and going with … Continue reading

November 10, 2017

Roots, shoots and leaves – Grow is Growing!

You may be aware that there has been lots going on behind the scenes at Grow Communication, Speech and Language Therapy!!  It’s been busy old time and we are well … Continue reading

October 7, 2017

How can I help my autistic child communicate?l

Two of the questions that parents ask us most frequently at Grow Communication are: “How can I help my non-verbal autistic child to communicate?”, or “We’ve done PECS but what … Continue reading

October 7, 2017