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.
“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.”
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
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
“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
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
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.