Articles by Shelley Parkin

June 1, 2019

Issue 14, Page 11: Ask a Therapist

QUESTION: How often should I carry out language groups? Answer: This is a question I get asked many times, and I don’t believe there is one...

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May 10, 2019

Deciphering the language of maths

It used to be a misconception among some that maths doesn’t rely much on reading and writing – surely the focus is on numbers and...

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March 15, 2019

Support language, support dyslexia

I listened with interest to Radio 4’s recent podcast hosted by Michael Rosen, where he talked to Professor Maggie Snowling CBE, President of St John’s...

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March 1, 2019

Issue 13, Page 14: Ask a Therapist

QUESTION: Can you explain what the term ‘Phonological Awareness’ means? Answer: This is something that Speech and Language Therapists talk about a lot. It’s a really...

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February 28, 2019

Speech and language while you shop?

Damian Hinds, in a speech last summer, promised to tackle the ‘last taboo’ in education by addressing the home learning environment and the ‘persistent scandal’ that many young children...

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January 15, 2019

7 Things to Learn from Social Thinking®

Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® is a series of concepts, treatment frameworks and strategies for supporting and teaching children with social learning difficulties, including those...

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January 4, 2019

What’s all the fuss about Lego® Therapy?

Lego® Therapy has risen in popularity over the last few years as an intervention for children with social communication difficulties. The therapy was devised by...

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December 1, 2018

Issue 12, Page 11: Ask a Therapist

QUESTION: Have you got any advice for a pupil who does not listen or pay attention in their language group? Answer: This can be very frustrating...

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November 29, 2018

Autism and me

An interview with a teen-aged girl with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What does Autism mean to you? It’s something you’re born with and it affects your ability...

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November 22, 2018

Behaviour problem? Or is it a language issue?

All children (and adults) will have their ‘off’ days where their behaviour may be slightly out of character, fractious or downright obnoxious! This is normal,...

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