January 2017 SENDCo Update

There were a number of announcements made during December – as usual, on the countdown to a holiday. Early years funding: changes to funding for 3- and 4-year-olds On the 12th December the DfE published their response to the... Read more

Colourful Semantics Training Course

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a Colourful Semantics Training course on the 21st September 2017, at the Signing Tree Conference Centre in Birmingham Book your place today... Read more

We are recruiting….

We are currently looking for new team members in several areas of the UK. Do send us your CV or email us for more information on how working for ITS could be the opportunity you have been looking... Read more

SEND update & OFSTED Framework

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Executive Function and Language: Examining the Link from Current Research on EF disorders in Children and it’s Relevance in Speech and Language Therapy

Introduction In the last two decades, executive function (EF) has piqued the interest of several researchers in the field of education, psychology, and language learning and development. This relatively new area of research has... Read more

A little girl with Down’s Syndrome

A little girl with Down's Syndrome Speech and language therapists often work with children and adults who have complex medical conditions. As a speech and language therapist its important to take into account all aspects of a person's... Read more

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Talking Point is a resource for parents and professionals with information about communication, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Communication difficulties may... Read more

New School Year, New Primary Curriculum

This September a new curriculum is being introduced for primary schools. Whilst some schools will have been working towards introducing the new curriculum throughout the last year, this September will see full implementation in primary... Read more

Can a Dummy Affect Your Child’s Speech Development?

They may a parent's answer to a crying child but a dummy or pacifier could be affecting your child's speech development and causing health problems. A child using a dummy, regularly, beyond the age of 12 months could be more likely to... Read more

Working Together as a Team

Working as a team usually has its benefits in any situation. It's especially important when working with children who have complex speech, language and communication needs. These children often have therapy from several different... Read more