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Monday, 18 August 2014

School's Out

Wow, I didn't realise I hadn't posted for so long, the whirl of statement review followed by summer holidays has made me blog barren! I'm back for a brief post and hope your summer is going well.

Yet again the summer for us is a question of one step forward three steps back stage. Daughter is doing ok but has a complicated relationship with growing up, and as she gets bigger it becomes less easy for her to get away with making noises and pointing instead of sentences. At this point I am reminded of how much positivity is needed in parenting and being a child with communication difficulties because of the inevitable frustration on both sides.

However I saw this today and was so pleased to see a young man taking huge strides with his empowering overcoming of a speech impediment. I am posting it as a holiday treat -  The lad from Educating Yorkshire, Musharaf Asghar, who managed to find ways of overcoming his stammer is taking the presenting lead on a spin off series about speech therapy. I wish him all the best and am so pleased to see a young person being so confident and visible about their own communication needs. More power to you Musharaf!

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/educating-yorkshires-musharaf-asghar-to-lead-speech-therapy-spinoff-9674487.html