Chatter matters say speech therapists - The Stratford Observer

Chatter matters say speech therapists

Stratford Editorial 12th Mar, 2017   0

SPEECH therapists are urging parents that chatter matters.

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) has produced ‘Time to Talk’ videos to help improve children’s communication skills and highlight‘chatter matters’ to child development.

Lead Speech and Language Therapist for ‘Time to Talk’, Melanie Packer said: “Unfortunately, we know many young children are not developing the speech, language and communication skills that they are capable of achieving and the consequences a can be life-long.

“It has recently been identified 45 per cent of young people referred for mental health services have communication difficulties so developing these skills from an early age can have a lasting positive impact on health and wellbeing.”

Visit to watch the videos and find out more.

COMMUNITY-minded drivers are being urged to help provide home-to-health transport across the county.

Warwickshire Health Transport want to hear from full UK driving license holders with their own vehicle with a few hours to spare to help others get to hospital.

While family and friends transport most patients to and from medical appointments, some have to rely on public transport – and in some places transport is not available.

Warwickshire County Council want to hear from potential volunteers to help those who struggle to get to appointments.

Visit or call 01926 412600 for further details.

A COFFEE morning is being held to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit and Swan Ward at Warwick Hospital.

Hot drinks, cakes, a raffle and more will feature at the Harvester on Stratford Road, Warwick, on Sunday April 2, from 9.30am to 1pm.

Visit to donate or search ‘coffee and cake morning’ on Facebook for more information.


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