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Top 5 Literacy Games to have at Home!

Aug 27 2012

Games are fun to play as a family. There are so many games out there that also help children to learn important educational skills.

About Priya Desai

I work as a children's speech and language therapist and am also a children's author. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years now in a variety of settings, and I'm now mainly based in schools, specialising in language and literacy development, alongside the school curriculum. My approach is holistic and child-centered. No child is the same, therefore each child needs to be taught creatively in a style that suits them. Working with children, gave me the inspiration to start writing children's books for all children in their first years at school, and therefore give them positive role-models and also the motivation for their every day learning. I have published two books so far: Benjamin Writer-Messy, a story about a boy who has terrible handwriting and Jake Monkey-Tail, a story about a colourful monkey who cannot spell. I look forward to writing more books, and further developing creative approaches to my speech and language therapy work in the coming years. You can follow Priya on Twitter @priyaauthor

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Spelling Fun!

May 14 2012

There are so many ways that you can make spelling fun and enjoyable; unusual and also different! Spelling can be creative – here are some ideas, to help you create a fun little world of letters and words for your child.

About Priya Desai

I work as a children's speech and language therapist and am also a children's author. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years now in a variety of settings, and I'm now mainly based in schools, specialising in language and literacy development, alongside the school curriculum. My approach is holistic and child-centered. No child is the same, therefore each child needs to be taught creatively in a style that suits them. Working with children, gave me the inspiration to start writing children's books for all children in their first years at school, and therefore give them positive role-models and also the motivation for their every day learning. I have published two books so far: Benjamin Writer-Messy, a story about a boy who has terrible handwriting and Jake Monkey-Tail, a story about a colourful monkey who cannot spell. I look forward to writing more books, and further developing creative approaches to my speech and language therapy work in the coming years. You can follow Priya on Twitter @priyaauthor

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If I ask questions will a child talk to me?

Apr 03 2012

I work with children as a speech and language therapist. It is a job I love! It totally fulfills me; what a privilege that I get to talk to kids all day and listen to them express themselves in all their fantastic ways. As a speech and language therapist, it is my job to create a communication environment for a child that is warm, welcoming and therefore easy for a child to communicate in, both verbally and non-verbally. Recently though, I had to stop myself.

About Priya Desai

I work as a children's speech and language therapist and am also a children's author. I have worked as a therapist for 8 years now in a variety of settings, and I'm now mainly based in schools, specialising in language and literacy development, alongside the school curriculum. My approach is holistic and child-centered. No child is the same, therefore each child needs to be taught creatively in a style that suits them. Working with children, gave me the inspiration to start writing children's books for all children in their first years at school, and therefore give them positive role-models and also the motivation for their every day learning. I have published two books so far: Benjamin Writer-Messy, a story about a boy who has terrible handwriting and Jake Monkey-Tail, a story about a colourful monkey who cannot spell. I look forward to writing more books, and further developing creative approaches to my speech and language therapy work in the coming years. You can follow Priya on Twitter @priyaauthor

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