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Communication tips and tricks, and the daily life of a Speech Therapist, Author, and Mum.
Today is International Disaster Reduction Day, recognised by WHO. I know this isn’t quite what the WHO had in mind when they created this international day but sometimes, when something goes wrong in a child’s world - something terrible such as their sandwich being made of bread rather than toast, or the route to school being blocked, etc. - it can feel like an international disaster, particularly if they have additional needs!
I’m sure you already know but using a visual timetable can make your child’s day as predictable as possible and thereby help avoid a disaster! I use an iPad app called ‘Custom Boards’ and it’s well worth a look. It can create visual timetables at the drop of a hat using its own photo library, google images or your own stored photos. Good luck - let’s hope today is a disaster reduction day, at least in our own little worlds.
(Just for the record, the real meaning of The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. So there you have it...)
Today is International Girls' Day, and I recently saw this video of Professor Tony Attwood and really benefitted from watching it. I hope you will, too.
Hello and welcome!
I am Nicola Lathey. I am a Speech and Language Therapist, author, and founder of The Owl Centre for Children's Independent Therapy. We started our journey in Oxfordshire in 2011 and we now cover many counties in England (and will soon be opening sites in Wales, too), providing a range of different therapies to support you and your child's needs.
We are here to help you, so please feel free to call or email at any time if you need help, advice or support.
We look forward to hearing from you, and very best wishes,