Grow Communication

Helping unlock communication in central Scotland

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

Creative ways to learn time concepts – part 3

If you have followed part 1 and part 2 of this series on time concepts you will have had a look at some of my other ideas to teach those … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

Creative ways to learn time concepts – part 2

It has always struck me that the way that we lay out calendars and diaries is really not that intuitive. Whilst it makes practical sense to use tables or a … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Creative ways to learn time concepts – part 1

The past couple of weeks I have been having fun finding ways to teach the concept of time to kids with Developmental Language Disorder and also Autism. The language of … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

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

DLD and older students – unravelling the knot

Friday 22nd September is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) awareness day.  DLD is when a child or adult has difficulties talking and/or understanding language.  It is a hidden disability that affects … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 1 Comment