Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

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

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

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

“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

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

How can I help my non-verbal child communicate?

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

October 7, 2017