What are goals when assessing a child’s language and communication skills?

Many parents and school staff are keen to understand what are the essential goals when assessing a child’s language and communication skills. These are four: to screen for language difficulty to establish a baseline for intervention to formulate appropriate goals for intervention to measure a child’s language skills over time. Westby, Stevens, Dominguez, and Oetter (1996)  Screening In some part of the UK clinicians screen children to separate the kids

Anxiety in Children and NLP

Can NLP help your child overcome anxiety? Anxiety in children affects not only the child who suffers, but the entire family. I have been working with children with Selective Mutism for many years and after my training in NLP I have used games and techniques to help the child’s anxiety with communication. When your child is frightened and worries constantly

What is NLP?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience:neurology, language and programming. One of the most popular and genuine NLP practitioner is Steven Gilligan, “he’s a Psychologist

Colourful Semantics

What is Colourful Semantics? Many of the children that I treat have difficulties structuring the sentence in the right order as well as using vocabulary. COLOURFUL SEMANTIC is a therapy technique which uses colour coded cards to help children to learn the important elements of a sentence, and how to join them together in the correct order. ‘Colourful Semantics‘ was

Sliding in – Selective Mutism

This is a treatment programme best described by Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens in “The Selective Mutism Resource Manual”. It involves breaking down speaking activities into small manageable steps starting with a step that the individual feels comfortable to do. Before starting any treatment programme it is essential that those in the individuals environment know what to do to support the