Good communication skills are essential in order for children to achieve at school and it's vital that parents play a part in developing these, says Fiona Barry
One month into the new school year, Fiona Barry says it's natural to compare your child's level with others but if there is cause for concern, talking can be hugely beneficial
The reforms are the largest overhaul of SEN services in the last 30 years, says Fiona Barry, but what do these changes entail?
The summer before a child starts school can be an anxious time for parents, but this is your opportunity to try out simple activities to make sure they're ready, says Fiona Barry
Children often seem to 'zone out', but awareness of 'inattentional deafness' may lend some patience to the familiar cry of 'why won’t you listen to me?' says Fiona Barry
One million children in the UK have speech, language and communication needs, for these children, early intervention is vital, says Fiona Barry.
Education policy should take into account the link between secure attachments in early years and the effect on a child’s education, says Fiona Barry.
A recent report warned that we are risking the economic health of the country by not teaching second languages effectively enough; we need to tap into the linguistic richness of today’s pupils, says Fiona Barry.
There are certain things that teachers can do to help stammerers simply by changing external factors which can ease the internal struggle, says Fiona Barry.