Dear Testers, Thank you so much for your time and feedback! I’m hearing that you liked the product, but you need more explanation up front and more ‘confetti’ to celebrate it when you achieve your goals. I’m sitting here with three cups of coffee (not even kidding!) and I’m taking a deep dive into theContinue reading “Testers Newsletter”
So your child wants to tell you at great length about their special interest…
Sheep 3: “There it is” That’s just made our Christmas! So chuffed the teachers trusted her to have a speaking part. (Actually – it was Sheep 2: “Where is the star” *pause* *pause* *finger-twist* *pause* *pause* Sheep 3: “There it is” Next year’s nativity, I think the lesson learnt is to practice listening to theContinue reading “Speaking parts for non-speaking kids”
This is what chicken noodle soup looks like here! The recipe is basically all of the above in a chicken broth. Which I would eat alone. New plan: they fill their bowls with their choice of trimmings, and then I pour over hot chicken stock (vegetable stock for the veggies). The carrots are parboiled withContinue reading “Fussy eater food foto #1”
Squid has done marvellously well. ‘Just outside the range of normal’ for understanding, grammar and language. Her NHS speech therapist wants to move her onto only speech sound targets for the next block. Apart from ‘just outside the range of normal’ means that on every test they administer she scores between 5% and 10% lessContinue reading “Language disorders at primary age”
Baby Sid came to play today. Squid as Baby Sid wears a babygrow and does the craziest things. He climbs on the table. He pours sand in his hair. He sucks pennies. He likes to be settled down in a cot with a bottle of warm milk. Most of all – Squid as Baby SidContinue reading “Baby Sid #1 “
Squid doesn’t talk; her brother doesn’t listen. I suspect they are showing sides of the same traits – somehow those brain connections that register words seem to form more slowly and be more fragile than the average. I found an interesting article by Nina Kraus In Nature Neuroscience Reviews studying the effect of music training onContinue reading “Speech therapy without words”
Here are the photos that didn’t show up in the last post for some reason!