Our new project is a series of short ‘webcasts’ that will give you more information about BIRD, the therapies we offer as well as advice about areas that families often voice concerns such as education, communication and social interaction. Our first webcast tells you about BIRD but we have lots more to follow. Follow us […]
BIRD offers accredited Elklan courses to parents as well as Elklan courses aimed at professionals working in school/nursery settings supporting children with communication difficulties. If you would like more details or to find out about courses we have running, please call us on 01244 678629.
Language learning develops from birth. Young babies are aware of sounds, they listen and can cry or be startled by unexpected noises. Young babies make sounds to different situations such as a cry to say ‘I am hungry’ or a cry to say ‘I am in pain’ and learn to turn when you are speaking. […]
It is believed that over 90% of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition will have social-communication difficulties, and approximately 65% of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Social-communication difficulties are also often associated with learning difficulties, including most commonly problems with literacy. Symptoms of social-communication difficulties include: * Difficulties interacting with family, friends and key care […]
Have you made a New Year’s resolution this year to eat less, exercise more, or perhaps even to do something wonderful to support your favourite charity?! If running, cycling and swimming are not your thing, perhaps the TrekFest is for you. A tough, but achievable 13 mile walk in The Peaks. Complete the challenge in […]
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If you would like to find out more about how BIRD can help your child or family member – please feel able to come along to our information evenings. Wednesday 17th September, 7-8pm we will be at Friezland Primary School, Greenfield, Oldham, a creche will be available for children. Thursday 25th September, 6.30-7.30pm we will be at […]
On Sunday 14th September, B.I.R.D. will be attending POINT’s ( Parents of Oldham in Touch )Family Drop In Session at MAHDLO, Oldham. Alison, B.I.R.D’s Speech & Language tTerapist will be available to talk with families. Information about B.I.R.D.’s forthcoming Information Evenings and Elklan Communication Courses for parents/teachers will be available. The whole family is welcome, and activities […]
We will be running a course for parents/ carers called ‘Let’s Talk Together’ exploring support and strategies to help children who have social communication difficulties. Does your child have difficulties with their social communication skills? -Do they find it hard to know when it’s their turn to talk -Difficulty understanding sarcasm -Difficulty recognising how others […]
Dates for your diary- BIRD will be holding information evenings/ afternoons during September and it would be great if you could pass on the information to anyone you think maybe interested! Sunday, 14th September 2.30pm-3.30pm – POINT, MAHDLO, Oldham Wednesday 17th September we will be at Friezland Primary School, Greenfield, Oldham Thursday 25th September we will […]