Welcome to Soundswell’s twin blog

Welcome to Soundswell’s twin blog

Welcome to Soundswell’s twin blog This is the first part of the story of Finley & Joshua as told by Mum and Dad – Laura and James. The challenge of having 2 (or more) babies at once is indisputable, but there are other things less obvious and perhaps less...
The (Soundwell) Specials

The (Soundwell) Specials

… are not only a 1970s local band (from Coventry) but also a highly skilled and dynamic group of therapists working with Soundswell. Special school work has, in the past been seen by some as the Cinderella of speech and language therapy, but no longer… For us, there...
Just like you and I… except they aren’t any more.

Just like you and I… except they aren’t any more.

Joy, hope and aspirations have been stripped away in the blink of an eye. How they must long for the routine – the mundane and the predictability of knowing day will follow night and things will be the same, they will be safe. Whilst the plight of Ukrainians now,...
Covid – don’t take your eye off the ball!

Covid – don’t take your eye off the ball!

Within recent weeks I-CAN have published a new report ’Speaking Up for the Covid Generation’. https://ican.org.uk/media/3753/speaking-up-for-the-covid-generation-i-can-report.pdf It paints a worrying picture of nearly 1.5 million children struggling to speak and to...
Closing the Word Gap – two years on

Closing the Word Gap – two years on

Closing the Word Gap – two years on Thankfully, for some schools and settings across the city, the rallying call  has become more than a transient strap-line which fades away to be replaced by the next ‘must-do’. The battle to improve vocabulary skills will not...
Dummies – saints or sinners?

Dummies – saints or sinners?

Dummies – saints or sinners? The debate has received a new injection of enthusiasm following a piece of research from Newcastle university: ‘Does the duration and frequency of dummy (pacifier) use affect the development of speech’? (Strutt, C, Khattab,G, and...