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Art Therapy

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For Mental Health Awareness week, Dr Jo Kelly, Art Therapist / Art Psychotherapist, shares one of her favourite activities that she does with the children she works with. Many of the children she sees have anxiety, stress, selective mutism, difficulty managing emotions, or poor confidence. Here is a video of Art Therapy in action:

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And … Relax …

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Dr Faye Milner, Clinical Psychologist, Team leader for Owl Centre Kent and Autism assessment and diagnosis specialist, tells us about a technique that can help children with anxiety to relax. It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week and we’re hoping that all our families are managing as best they can in the current Covid 19 …

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Hanen asks, What type of parent are you?

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Nicola Lathey, Speech and Language Therapist from the Owl Centre for Children’s Therapy, talks about a Hanen strategy called “Parenting Styles”. Hanen is a Canadian based company that produce a whole array of interventions and resources for children with Speech and Language delay, Speech and Language disorder and Autism; you may have heard about IT …

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Attention Autism

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Attention Autism is an amazing therapy strategy to use with children who have autism or speech, language and communication delay. It particularly helps children who are struggling with joint attention, listening and focus. Our wonderful Aida, Speech and Language Therapy assistant explains how to do Attention Autism and the handout with further advice is underneath …

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Verbal Dyspraxia Awareness Day 14th May 2020

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Nicola Lathey, Speech and Language Therapist talks about Verbal Dyspraxia or Apraxia of speech, which is a very common speech and language disorder and a well-known reason why children experience speech and language difficulties in the early years. Watch the video to learn more about verbal dyspraxia here: The downloadable Verbal Dyspraxia handout from ICan, …

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At 2.5 years old, what should you little one be doing?

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Nicola Lathey, Speech and Language Therapist talks about what little 2.5 year olds are up to from a developmental perspective. She focuses on Attention and listening, understanding language, expressive language, speech sounds and social skills. Watch Nicola’s video here: Developmental milestones for typical speech and language development handout is available for a free download here: