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

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

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

Stepping stones to the right path

As a parent, realising that your child is experiencingdifficulties is an emotional experience. Feelings of worry, concern, helplessness and often frustration arecommon.  When difficulties are subtle,complex or multi-faceted it can be … Continue reading

February 7, 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

“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