Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

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

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

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

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