Category Archives: Speech, language and communication

Auntie Debs has a haircut

  …and Hannah’s NOT impressed!   Hello you! As I sit to write this post, my phone pings and up pops a photo of Hannah stood on a balcony in a beautiful part of Great Britain…the Lake District. My lovelies, … Continue reading

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Did I just hear that?

Or, otherwise entitled… Oh M G!… Or I’ve been itching to tell you… Or It’s time to partaay!     Hello my lovelies. Quick post… I have news.  Exciting news.  Rather MAHOOSIVE news, actually…. So, if you follow us on … Continue reading

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That time of year again

Well guys, it’s that time of year again. The end of term is coming up for school kids in the UK (Dear Lord, help us all!), parents evenings are being attended, end of year reports completed and summer (erm…hang on…WHAT … Continue reading

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The Acceptance Speech

So, if you follow us on Facebook (Hello! *waves enthusiastically*) you’ll already know that Hannah received an award recently. Oh. M. G…..AN AWARD!!! You know, every day I’m proud of (and in awe of…and often completely jaded by) this frequently … Continue reading

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Madame Broccolina and the crystal ball

Or otherwise (far more aptly) entitled… A few of the anxieties and dilemmas of parenting a non-verbal, significantly developmentally delayed child Please don’t let me confuse you with the opening title or the very dodgy photo; I haven’t changed my name, … Continue reading

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My little Songbird

3am Saturday morning… Hannah: Pulls herself up to stand in her cot. “Lalalala. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmm. Mamamamamam. Guh. Guh. Guh. Ha, ha. Hahahaha. Dadadadadada. Lur. Lur. Then….silence for a moment…. At this juncture, Hannah expels an excessive amount of gas … Continue reading

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Dog

We have a pretty good routine that we try and stick to, here at Broccoli HQ. Simply so that Hannah can get an indication of what’s happening throughout the day. I usually read to Hannah just before bedtime.  However, we’ve … Continue reading

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Expletive on a cake

Could you ever imagine what it must feel like to have your entire speech, language and communication skills taken away from you forever in a split second? It’s difficult to imagine isn’t it? But sadly, this happens to many people … Continue reading

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