Language disorders at primary age

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”

Twin-tastic pronouns

An idiosyncrasy of Junior’s speech is that she doesn’t use gender identifying pronouns correctly. He/she her/his all come out interchangeably. It never really bothered me that much, because it was easy enough to understand what she meant. However, I’ve now decided to make a project of it. I’m hoping it will be relatively easy toContinue reading “Twin-tastic pronouns”

+1 challenge 

Cutting up the kids’ food. A little parenting habit that you internalise. Then one day you’re at a work lunch and you only just stop yourself leaning across and offering to slice up your colleague’s chicken.  Here’s another habit that I’ve absorbed – to build up my kids speech. Echo their sentences back adding aContinue reading “+1 challenge “