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15 minute ideas to support your child during Coronavirus lockdown

It’s Mental Health Awareness week! In the spirit of things, we’re sharing a simple calming activity you can do at home with your child. Activity: Creating a family meditation routine. Why: The Covid-19 outbreak and... Read more

15 minute ideas to support your child during Coronavirus lockdown

As discussed in our previous post, it is hard for many children think flexibly about situations. This is especially harder for children with ASD as they have trouble integrating information to understand situations and see the... Read more

Accessing online Speech and Language Therapy at home and in schools during the COVID 19 lockdown

During this period of lockdown Integrated Treatment Services has been able to readily support all of our education and care settings across the UK, with uninterrupted therapy services. We have also been able to support new families... Read more

15 minute ideas to try at home: Vocab Ideas

This a good resource for younger children and easy to use. You can make a vocabulary card (see below on left for example) or use a word map (see below on right for example). There are lots of these available online or resource books (see... Read more

15 minute ideas for home: Musical Instruments

Another idea to encourage attention and listening skills in children. What you need: a selection of different musical instruments, e.g. bells, shaker, drum, whistle, keyboard etc. (I personally use a Chinese drum shaker. If you don’t... Read more

Tips and activities to support your child’s speech, language and communication needs when in lockdown

Things are uncertain and unsettling right now with the Covid-19 pandemic affecting almost every aspect of our daily lives. Most educational settings, if not all, will have made the shift to home-based learning. Change can be stressful for... Read more


As schools, colleges and clinics begin to shut down around the world in response to the COVID-19 crisis, administrators are frantically trying to come up with alternative solutions. Virtual platforms are rapidly replacing classrooms. Many... Read more

Activity to Develop Attention and Listening Skills

Following on from our previous post, here’s another idea you can do with your little ones in as little as 15 minutes! This activity was taken from EYBIC Word Pack from Elklan. Use symbols (visual timetable) to show the child what... Read more

Supporting Students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN): Classroom strategies for teachers and LSA’s

Speech, language and communication are skills that are crucial to all areas of learning, as well as mental health and social participation. In 2008 the Bercow Report highlighted the need to implement strategic system-wide approaches to... Read more

What health professionals need to know about the SEND Code of Practice 2015

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities and health professionals must work together to provide co-ordinated services to support children and young people with SEND. Clinicians and therapists already provide health... Read more