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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

  • 4th June 2020

Black Lives Matter. Humanity in its magnificent diversity has the potential for wondrous endeavours. It is crucial to stand for tolerance, nurture and love. It is crucial to stand against intolerance. It is imperative to stand against racism. It is our duty to use our voice to protect and uplift those whose…

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Play Therapy

Play Therapy

  • 2nd December 2019

Do you struggle with your child’s behaviour at home or at school? What is it? Play Therapy works to alleviate children’s behaviour and emotional difficulties through play. Play therapy gives children the opportunity to express and process emotions that they may not be able to express in other ways. Using…

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Reading books with toddlers to stimulate language development

Reading books with toddlers to stimulate language development

  • 17th July 2017

Speech and Language Therapist, Rachel Cleary from Treetop Therapy gives us some tips on how we can encourage language development with our toddlers while reading books. The main aims of this article are to help you to engage and interact, stimulate language development and to have fun with your child!…

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5 tips for boosting language with your toddler at snack time

  • 20th June 2017

Speech and Language Therapist, Rachel Cleary from Treetop Therapy gives us some tips on how we can encourage language development with our toddlers at snack time.   Comment on what your child is doing usingsimple, short phrases. E.g. “mmm eat cookie”. Try to remember to use a variety of words,…

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5 tips for boosting language at bath time

  • 5th June 2017

Speech and Language Therapist, Rachel Cleary at Treetop Therapy provides us with some tips on how to boost our children’s language during bath time. 1) Try to be face to face with your child at eye level. 2) Follow their lead – Talk about what they are doing, looking at,…

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Research demonstrates benefits of word repetition to infants

  • 1st November 2015

At Treetop, our Speech and Language therapists emphasise the importance of repetition as a strategy to facilitate language development. A study by Newman, Rowe & Ratner (2015), has reiterated the importance of repetition in language development: “(…)”Parents who repeat words more often to their infants have children with better language skills a year and…

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Developing oral language through nursery rhymes

  • 1st November 2015

At Treetop, our Speech and Language therapists understand the importance of singing as a strategy to facilitate language development. Becca Ross, s Kindergarten & First Grade Teacher, wrote the following in the blog Leapfrog: “(…) Creating mental images, based on stories they hear, can be challenging for kids but can strengthen listening…

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Strategies On The Go: A Conversation After School

  • 29th March 2015

At Treetop, our Speech and Language therapists are often asked for strategies to facilitate a conversation that starts with the common question “What did you do today at school?”. Sarah Moudry, from the Montessori Blog, provides some practical ideas that may help children share more information about their day, for example: “(…) On…

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