A family of four living in Derby England. My daughter Beth was born in
1994 and my son Ed was born in 1996.
Before this I worked as a science teacher in secondary school.
I am now working as a freelance web site designer.
We first noticed that Beth had developmental problems when her speech
was late. At age two and a half she could only say 2 or 3 words and at
age 3 she started to see a speech therapist.
In the early days we used Makaton sign language to help Beth communicate,
this was very useful.
Gradually Beth's speech has improved, she still sees a speech therapist
and especially has problems putting the beginning sounds on words.
At first this was all beginning sounds, now she has problems with some
sounds (e.g. s, f, v, sh, ch )
Her general clarity of speech is something that we are working on
all the time.
Development of our web site.....
During the years that my daughter has had speech therapy I have made
lots of resources to support the activity ideas given by our speech therapists,
teachers and other support workers.
To try and keep my daughter interested I have used lots of different
ways to approach her speech therapy activities.
She always prefers pictures to be colourful and games to be fun and varied.
This is one of the reasons why I started to draw my own clipart pictures
to use in speech therapy games.
I have tried to include as many of these resources as possible in this
Our site also has some general educational resources. These are not directly
linked to speech therapy activities but I have them very useful
for both my children. Many of these activities are particularly suited
for children who have some general learning difficulties.
As I create new resurces for my children I will try and share them here.
We are also always looking for input from others. Our resources section
also contains links to other web resources that I have found useful.
If you have ideas or resources that you would like to include on this
site please e-mail us.
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