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Category: Therapies

Build Social-Emotional Vocabulary in Toddlers

Jenni Bredin

Social-emotional literacy is “the ability to recognize, label and understand feelings in oneself and others”. It is an essential skill for emotional control, successful social interactions, problem solving and a child’s ability to emotionally relate to others. Research revealed that teaching toddlers emotional vocabulary can have a very significant and lasting impact on a child’s […]

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Supporting Teenagers with Speech and Communication Needs

Jenni Bredin

ICAN is national children’s communication charity which has been around for 125 years. “I CAN’s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind.” They achieve this through influencing work, raising awareness and training packages. They have a helpline available for anyone that would like to gain information […]

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The Best “Expressive Language” Apps – Reviewed By a Speech Therapist

Jenni Bredin

There are many Language Apps for iPad that can be used effectively to develop your child’s language and written expression. Children are now using technology devices such as iPads from a very young age, therefore using a technology platform which is familiar to them can greatly enhance their engagement and response to Speech and Language […]

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Exercise makes us Happy, No Really!

Jenni Bredin

Most of us know that when we exercise our body changes – we build muscle, burn fat, increase stamina. Although the effects on our brain and mood are not as obvious. When we start exercising the brain interprets it as a moment of stress. As our heart pressure increases the brain thinks that we are […]

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Exercise – The mind makes a big difference

Jenni Bredin

The secret to becoming fitter? It’s all in the mind. When it comes to fitness, your state of mind is now considered as important as training your body. It has been proven many times that a strong, trained mind makes it a lot easier to get fitter, healthier, achieve your goals and stick to them. […]

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