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Articles on topics about communication such as augmentative/alternative communication, behaviour & communication, comprehension & literacy, early childhood, social skills and language, role of an SLP and visual supports.
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Please take a look at some further useful articles below, which include useful news items and book reviews:
Empowering Parents: Unveiling Challenges in Personal Budgets for Children with SEND A recent report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman sheds light on a pervasive issue concerning parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities...
PANS and PANDAS We're observing a number of children diagnosed with PANS and PANDAS. PANS, or Paediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, occurs when children suddenly develop intense neuropsychiatric symptoms like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),...
ENGAGING YOUR AUTISTIC CHILD IN SOCIAL INTERACTION As parents, one of the biggest worries concerning our autistic children is the isolation which being neurodivergent brings. So often I meet adults who share with me that the worst and most disabling aspect of their...
Sensory Processing Disorders: An Exploration Sensory Processing Disorders, commonly abbreviated as SPD, are conditions that affect how individuals perceive and respond to sensory stimuli from their environment. These disorders are often misunderstood and can...
Language Skills: The Foundations of Communication This article given an overview of the components of language from a layman perspective. It is not intended to be a definitive guide, but rather is designed to provide foundational knowledge about areas of...
Trick or treating can be a daunting prospect for autistic children. A few tips for a happy Halloween.
SELF CARE & FILLING YOUR OWN CUP Last week I had the absolute joy of speaking with Anna Kennedy and Aston Avery on Gateway Radio 97.8pm. Tips for mental health and well-being were high on the agenda but we also touched on using tips for self care also. As parents...
EMOTIONS AREN’T GOOD OR BAD : HERE’S WHY WE NEED TO LISTEN TO THEM Our day to day emotional state is a direct communication of how we are feeling mentally. Particularly for those of us who are neurodiverse, this emotional communication is even more important to listen...
ANXIETY & KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OURSELVES & OUR CHILDREN Anxiety is at an all time peak . Suffering from long term or persistent anxiety is a silent & vicious disability that is effecting so many of us now. This is often heightened during times of...
Please see details below of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme:-
Becoming a referrer & supporting the families you work with: You can find more information and register as a referrer on their website: www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/
You can find out more information about eligibility criteria and what being a referrer for the grant means in these guidelines:
When writing your applications ensure that you put as much detail about the beneficiary’s financial situation and the crisis which they are going through. Focus on the impact of the crisis and vulnerability on the child. Explain the impact the item will have on the child and what the impact would be if they didn’t receive the grant.
If you would like any advice on how to apply or if you would like to check whether a child is eligible please call 01904 55 00 11 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
If you work with disabled children, it’s also worth you knowing about their sister charity: http://www.familyfund.org.uk
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