PACEY's blog - food for thought

Life, Luck and Language

During the Christmas period, I happened to be travelling on public transport. I observed a boy of about 4 years old who persevered in engaging with an adult in conversation where the adult clearly did not want to converse. The big question in my head was and still is: what made him keep trying?

23/01/2019

Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

Tongues, tonsils and tinsel! Singing our way through Christmas

As the twinkling lights come on across towns and cities, the festive season is upon us. With it comes yet another opportunity to get our tinsel untangled and our tonsils tuned, ready to sing!

13/12/2018

Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

Stay connected: why you should update your details

If you don't keep your details with PACEY up to date, you risk missing out on an abundance of member benefits. Membership Service Manager, Karen Jones talks you through why it’s so important that we are able to reach you.

05/07/2017

Posted by Karen Jones, Membership Services Manager | with 1 comments

Top tips for listening

“Listening is one of the most important of all the skills that children need if they are to learn from their environment (the world around them).”

22/07/2016

Posted by Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor | with 0 comments

I'll just Google it: technology and communication development

Technology is increasingly central to how we live, work and interact with each other. Research is now beginning to emerge about how technology affects children's language and communication development. This blog from I CAN's Amanda Baxter aims to look at how technology can support communication. 

22/09/2015

Posted by Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor | with 0 comments

"There a tat!" - what can affect speech sound development

Last time we looked at how we physically make speech sounds and how children develop their ability to listen to and say these sounds. This time we're going to focus on what can affect children's speech sound development and how we can help as practitioners.

22/04/2015

Posted by Amanda Baxter - I CAN | with 0 comments

From blowing raspberries to kicking k - how children learn to make speech sounds

Learning how to make the sounds we use for speech requires physical co-ordination and motor planning skills. In this blog we’re going to look at how we make different speech sounds and how children learn and practice to use those sounds. 

30/03/2015

Posted by Amanda Baxter - I CAN | with 0 comments