Language and Communication Difficulties

Multi-tasking makes you stupid

Here is an interesting post from Spelfabet that explain how looking for lots of reading cues distracts from decoding. Attention during learning

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Language development – nature or nurture and do the two interact?

Here is an important article by Dorothy Bishop about what determines language development. http://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/07/why-words-get-stuck-on-tip-of-your.html?utm_source=BPS_Lyris_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=[rd]+=?UTF-8?B?VGhlIExhdGVzdCBQc3ljaG9sb2d5IFJlc2VhcmNoIA==?=+=?UTF-8?B?4oCTIERpZ2VzdGVk?=&m=1

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Helping children hear sound differences

Here is a really useful post from Spelfabet about resources that help children discriminate and pronounce sounds that are similar. Thank you Spelfabet! Helping children hear sound differences

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More children with Language Impairment than Dyslexia – must watch video clips

Did you know that Language Impairment is more common than Dyslexia or Autism?  I didn’t. One child in every classroom will have Language Impairment.  These short and informative video clips from the RALLI (Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairment) campaign are really […]

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Speech pathologists comment on Totem and Talisman Series

We received this lovely email this week from Australia: “Hi, We are a private practice of 3 speech pathologists and we just wanted to let you know that the Totem and Talisman Series are awesome!!! Our reluctant readers now love […]

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Top Tip: Phonic Phones

Phonic phones are incredibly simple devices. They are a simple plastic tube that go from the mouth to the ear and allow the reader to hear the sounds they are making.

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