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

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

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

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

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