🌱 As we are wrapping up an exciting month of growth; we welcome our new members to the community and celebrate our engaged community
🏈 We launched our Noala platform into the United States - connected with our new US ambassador, Rachael Iaquinto, and chatted about the floor time approach on an Instagram Live
🖥 We learnt more about dyslexia thanks to our Instagram Live with Francesca Beard, during which she shared her experiences with dyslexia and how to be more inclusive and advocate, and during our April Noala Club exploring how SLTs can positively impact children with dyslexia
💙 Thank you to each and every one of you for the continuous support, enabling Noala to grow - let's keep building the future of speech and language therapy together!
For Noala Club, we discussed evidence-based research on dyslexia, see the links and takeaway below:
Meet Rachael Iaquinto, MA, CCC-SLP based in the US
What piece of advice would you give to a family you are working with?
It is important to get on your child's level and to follow their lead - it might not feel structured or like they learning, but they learn so much through play. All our interests and hobbies are stemmed from play. It's about figuring out what their interests are and affirming that for them.
What piece of advice would you give to a therapist?
Don't be afraid to be silly with your younger clients, get on their level and follow their lead.
Noala United States Ambassador and her experience with the platform
What drew me first to Noala, was the team and how they listened to what I said, affirmed what I had to say and utilised it in the platform. Then the structure of the platform and the layout of the screen - as a speech therapist you don’t want to be switching between many screens, but with Noala you can really focus on your client in the therapy they doing and the connection building with the client.