Unmet need: what, as a profession, can we do?

Unmet need: what, as a profession, can we do?

I work with children and adults, as both an independent practitioner and a member of my local NHS team. I am asked for help on a regular basis by either individuals or someone else on their behalf.    Here are some recent examples. As an Independent Practitioner Young...
Soundswell’s first school in Sandwell

Soundswell’s first school in Sandwell

  We are thrilled to now be working in Pennyhill Primary School West Bromwich.  For Nicky this is a case of going full circle as she previously worked in the NHS SLT service in Sandwell.  Following initial discussions with Sendco Lee Morgan earlier in the year,...
Verbal Dyspraxia – raising awareness

Verbal Dyspraxia – raising awareness

In a rare and valuable opportunity Speech and language therapist Kate Powell is invited to Westminster to help put the case for more and better provision for children with SLCN. Kate works part time for the NHS and part-time with Soundswell.  She is the mother of a 9...
Covid – the long reach

Covid – the long reach

Thankfully for many of us Covid is a distant memory – something which seems somehow a very long time ago.  Others, such as those with continuing and lingering ill-effects from catching the disease, are still very much living with the consequences. There are...
Welcome to part III of Soundswell’s twin blog

Welcome to part III of Soundswell’s twin blog

Just to recap: the purpose of the twin blog is not only to get to know these joyous little boys but also to raise awareness of particular things to think about with ‘multiples’…  In the first part of the story we talked about multiple births in general and the...
Part 2 of Soundswell’s twin blog

Part 2 of Soundswell’s twin blog

You may remember that we concluded part I as the twins were approaching their 1st birthday.  Here they are recovering from their big birthday bash! At the time of writing they are 16 months old and are growing into two distinct individuals.   Like with any siblings...