Children’s Mental Health Week February 5-11

Here is our latest powerpoint from our 5 minutes for inclusion series

‘What is the impact of Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) on children’s mental health and well-being?’

This presentation looks at both the risk factors, the protective factors and the wider impact on mental health and well-being for young people with SLCN.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2023

The theme this year is ‘Uniquely You’. The British Dyslexia Association have a range of resources available :

Dyslexia Scotland also have a range of free events – some online in October and November, including study skills for older students. See this link:

Dyslexia Awareness Week 1 – 7 November | Dyslexia Scotland – Dyslexia Scotland

5min PPT: #NAPLICResources (9)

Here is our latest PowerPoint from our 5 minutes for Inclusion Series

We wanted to showcase some of the great information, resources and advice available from the NAPLIC website to support communication in your classroom. NAPLIC is a national organisation of professionals which supports language and communication development. We hope you find it useful.

Download the PowerPoint below.

5min PPT: #Spelling (3)

Why can spelling be so hard for those with dyslexia?

Spelling can be challenging because people with dyslexia can have difficulty in:

  • Using sounds
  • Sequencing letters
  • Remembering things
  • Processing quickly and fluently
  • Motor co-ordination

Download our PowerPoint here!

If you have any comments or find our resources helpful, please leave a comment below!


5min PPT: #DLD day (2)

This year’s DLD awareness day is 14th October 2022. We have made a short PowerPoint for our ‘5 minutes for inclusion‘ series to mark it .

Click above to view our PowerPoint. The second slide is a link to great 2 minute video

This a lovely video made by students and staff at Globe Language Resource Base in 2020. Still well worth a watch!

To raise awareness in YOUR setting check out the resources and information at the links below:

We are running parent support groups for parents whose child has a recent diagnosis of DLD with Barts NHS Speech Therapists.

If you would like more information or training in DLD or any other area of SLCN or literacy difficulties please email

Make sure that you’ve checked out the first PowerPoint in out 5-minutes-for-inclusion series.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 3-9th October 2022

dyslexia awareness week
click here for details of BDA events

The Learning Advisory Service are marking this week with some online training. We have a session on 4th October from 4 pm

Here is the zoom link:

If you want a copy of the presentation, you can down load it here:

There is also session for parents on ‘Supporting Struggling Readers’ on Thursday 6th October at 10.30 a.m.:

You can download the slides here

Down Syndrome Day 2022

Awareness Week 2022 – March 21st to March 25th

What does inclusion mean to you?….

The Learning Advisory Service (formerly SLS) teamed up with the Half Moon Theatre to celebrate Down Syndrome Day in  2019 and also in 2020 – just before Covid shut the project down. But we still managed to have great fun!

This years focus is, rightly, on inclusion.  We’re all missing out if everyone isn’t included.

We’d love to hear how your school is celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Week for 2022.

We really like this website for great ideas for supporting your child at home. Click on the picture to view the video clip.  This one is all about making flash cards to support literacy: