Tag Archives: communication difficulties

How to help a child who finds it hard to sit still on the carpet

I am constantly asked by teachers in school how to manage a child who can’t sit still at carpet time so thought it would be useful to share some ideas. I often observe children at this time and these children … Continue reading

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“You’re just being lazy”…..

I overheard a conversation between a 9 year old and his support worker this week that made me think about how easily we can misinterpret what children are trying to tell us. They were sat outside the class doing some … Continue reading

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Talking is not the answer for the selective mute

Last week I was talking to a teacher who has an eight year old selective mute in her class who is new to the school. I was exploring with her some of the reasons why children choose not to speak and … Continue reading

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