Category: Events

Enhancing Children’s Communication Skills: A Successful Workshop in Kurunegala

Our workshop held on 7th June in Kurunegala was dedicated to empowering parents and teachers with the knowledge and skills to enhance children’s communication abilities.

The workshop highlighted the vital role parents and teachers play in developing children’s communication skills. Effective communication is foundational for children’s development, influencing their social interactions, academic performance, and future success. Recognising this, our workshop aimed to equip parents and teachers with practical strategies and techniques to support and enhance their children’s communication abilities.

Key Highlights of the Workshop

  1. Identifying and Addressing Challenges: The workshop also covered the early signs of communication difficulties and the importance of early intervention. We discussed various approaches to support children struggling with communication issues, emphasising the role of collaboration between parents, teachers, and speech-language pathologists.
  2. Practical Strategies: We provided practical strategies for creating a language-rich environment at home and in the classroom. These included activities to promote vocabulary development, storytelling techniques, and ways to encourage effective communication through everyday interactions.
  3. Q&A Session: A lively Q&A session allowed participants to ask questions and share their experiences.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the parents and teachers who attended the workshop. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our knowledge and contribute to improving children’s communication skills.

At Words Speech Therapy, we are committed to continuing our efforts to support parents and teachers in their crucial role. We believe that by working together, we can create a nurturing environment where every child has the opportunity to develop strong communication skills.

Stay tuned for more workshops and events aimed at empowering our community.

Our Exhibition in Galle on World Autism Day, April 2nd 2024

We are thrilled to share the success of our recent exhibition in Galle, held in conjunction with World Autism Day on April 2nd. This event was a resounding success, and it was a privilege to connect with parents, teachers, professionals, and community members who are genuinely interested in understanding Autism.

We showcased a variety of speech therapy materials that can be easily developed using everyday items, along with specialised resources created by our speech therapy team. These materials included communication charts, oro-sensory motor kits, adapted storybooks, and much more. Each item was designed to be both practical and effective, providing parents and teachers with the tools they need to support communication development at home and school.

We are committed to continuing our efforts to support individuals with various communication needs and their families. We believe that by working together, we can make a significant impact on the lives.

Changing Mindsets on World Hearing Day

In line with this year’s World Hearing Day theme, “Changing Mindsets,” our team at Words Speech Therapy collaborated with Vision Care Hearing Solutions to transform perceptions about hearing health. We participated in teacher awareness programs in Maharagama, Mount Lavinia, Kurunegala, and Galle, working closely with the Audiology team at Hearing Solution. These programs aimed to educate and empower teachers to support students with hearing challenges, promoting better hearing health and awareness in our communities.

Celebrating 8 Years of Success at Words Speech Therapy.

We are delighted to share that Words Speech Therapy has just celebrated its 8th anniversary! This milestone marks a significant chapter in our journey, reflecting on the strides we’ve made and the lives we’ve touched.

Our anniversary celebration was made even more memorable by a parallel workshop that capped off the year 2023 with resounding success. This event was not just a celebration but a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team throughout the years.

A Day of Giving: Children’s Day Event

For this Children’s Day at Words Speech Therapy, we embraced the spirit of giving by distributing storybooks and introducing our brand-new, home-based activity booklet—all designed to support and enrich children’s speech and language development.

We engaged with the dedicated parents who are already working with us to participate in a thoughtfully designed quiz about speech-language development. The parents who provided insightful answers were delighted to receive storybooks and our newly crafted activity booklets as rewards for their engagement.

These resources are more than gifts; they are key tools to foster children’s language and cognitive growth. The storybooks spark imagination and introduce new vocabulary, while our activity booklets offer a variety of fun and educational exercises that parents can explore with their children at home.

A heartfelt thank you to all the families who joined us in celebrating this special day. Your commitment inspires us and drives us forward in our mission to nurture future communicators.

Keep an eye on our upcoming events and new resources as we continue our journey to support and celebrate every child’s development!

Empowering Workshop at Sunshine Preschool, Kurunegala

We at Words Speech Therapy are thrilled to share the success of our workshop held at Sunshine Preschool in Kurunagala. Led by our dedicated team members, Buddhima Prasangika Samaraweera, Umesha Prabhashini, and Piyumi Prabuddhika, the event focused on empowering parents and teachers with essential strategies and tools to support their children’s communication development.

The workshop kicked off with a warm welcome from the enthusiastic staff of Sunshine Preschool. Our team introduced the fundamental aspects of early communication skills and the importance of nurturing these skills from a young age.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Sunshine Preschool for hosting us and to all the parents and teachers who participated. Your dedication to the growth and well-being of your children inspires us.

This event is a part of Words Speech Therapy’s ongoing commitment to community education and our belief in the power of communication as a cornerstone of early development. We look forward to continuing our work and impacting more lives positively.

World Hearing Day 2023

 

On World Hearing Day, March 3rd, 2023, Words Speech Therapy’s speech therapists, Dilini Rajakaruna and Umesha Prabhashini, presented at an enlightening workshop at Vision Care Hearing Solution. The session focused on the communication challenges faced by children with hearing impairments and the pivotal role of speech and language therapists in these scenarios.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Vision Care for hosting this impactful event and to all the participants who joined us in making World Hearing Day a meaningful occasion.

Autism Awareness Day- April 2, 2021

This year, on Autism Awareness Day, we at Words Speech Therapy held a special event that was both meaningful and joyous. Our team came together to raise awareness and spread knowledge about autism in a vibrant and engaging way.

We distributed balloons, each tethered to an informative leaflet about autism. The balloons, in various shades of blue—symbolised the diversity. Each leaflet provided valuable information on understanding autism, supporting those who live with it, and embracing the rich diversity it brings to our lives.

At Words Speech Therapy, we are committed to creating a more inclusive society where every individual, regardless of their differences, is recognised and valued. Autism Awareness Day is a reminder of the strides we still need to make in understanding and acceptance, and we are proud to play a part in this global movement.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in this celebration. Your support and curiosity make it possible for us to continue our work in promoting awareness and understanding. Let’s keep the conversation going, not just on Autism Awareness Day, but every day.

5th Anniversary celebration

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