Helping Your Kids Become Smart Talkers – Episode 31 Of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

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Episode 31


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I was invited on to BBC Radio London to talk about #PLAYLIKEMUM

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Libby Hill Speech & Language Therapist

Listen to my fascinating interview with Libby Hill a Speech & Language Therapist who is the founder of Smart Talkers. Libby appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Born naughty?’ Series 1 & she has over 30 years’ experience. She specialises in ASD/complex communication difficulties and also Selective Mutism.

I ask Libby whether it matters which way a pushchair faces, are dummies OK for kids & what’s the impact of mobile phones on young children’s ability to communicate effectively. We discuss simple ways to encourage a child to learn to speak, when should a parent be worried about their child and the importance of singing nursery rhymes.

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QuestionDear Sue, my 15 year old son went to a friend’s BBQ and was offered alcho pops drinks – fruity flavoured cider. I was horrified. He declined but felt a bit uncomfortable. What’s your take on kids drinking? Scott Rumbertone from Cheshire

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