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Smart Talkers · 12h ago

Announcing the launch of the Bercow: Ten Years On parent and carer consultation

In January  the first phase of evidence gathering was launched as part of the Bercow: Ten Years On review. Aimed primarily at those working with children and young people with speech, langua...
Smart Talkers · 1d ago

SMRA 2017: a great day!

The Smira conference yesterday was a great success, as usual. It is a coming together of professionals who have an interest in the field, parents whose children suffer from this very debilit...
Smart Talkers · 4W ago

Tricky Tongue Twisters for Afasic!

The Afasic Tongue Twister Challenge is a fun and simple way to raise awareness of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). The idea for this challenge came from the children at Backs...
Smart Talkers · 1M ago

Book review: The shyness & social anxiety workbook for teens by Jennifer Shannon

Guest Book review by Natasha Dale  There are many different books for sale, as well as online resources, that have the purpose of helping those with social anxiety and/ or shyness, but some...
Smart Talkers · 3M ago

Using the monkey, elephant and the crocodile to help your child relax: Relax Kids

Guest blog by Karen Horner Research shows that more young children are being diagnosed with depression or some other mental health illness as they are subjected to a stressful life. I dec...
Smart Talkers · 5M ago

NLP: Neuro what?? More mumbo jumbo or a great asset for a therapist's toolbox of tricks? What do you think?

Guest blog post by Sarah Ellison, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Do you ever find that some days are better than others?  Or find that there are some situations in which you would...
Smart Talkers · 5M ago

Logical Thinking

Guest blog post by Georgina Smith Sometimes I wonder why the majority of students I see are boys.  There are many arguments about why boys are often seen to be struggling with lit...
Smart Talkers · 5M ago

The pressure to 'do eye contact': do you do it?

I met a lovely, bright young man of 12 this week who has a diagnosis of ASD. I asked him if he found it difficult to listen to what the teacher is saying in class. His reply: 'It depends if ...
Smart Talkers · 5M ago

The national campaign to increase awareness of SELECTIVE MUTISM: ‘not being able to talk is not the same as having nothing to say’

Imagine a world where you can talk perfectly freely, normally and maybe even eloquently in some places, such as your home, but you cannot talk at school or work or social situations. The wor...
Smart Talkers · 7M ago

Selective mutism: a personal story

Guest post by Natasha Dale After struggling with Selective Mutism for many years, I finally found the courage to film and post a video of my story (see below)  What is Selective Mutism...