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Useful links

Talking point and The Communication Trust

This website has lots of free resources and ideas of games to play to develop your child’s communication.



Click here for free resources such as “Toddler talk” with lots of ideas for developing speech and language through play.

Afasic is the UK charity established to help children and young people affected by the hidden disability of speech, language and communication impairments. It offers a range of services, including a helpline, publications and support groups.


I CAN is the charity that helps children communicate. The charity works across the UK to create a society where all children and young people have the communication skills they need to be all they can be. 


Bilingualism Matters 


Bilingualism quick tips



Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)


The Literacy Trust



The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)


National Autistic Society


NHS advice on Autism



Information about Autism, the signs to look for, how it is diagnosed and how to find help and support

Click here for Mencap information.


What are speech difficulties?

Click here for speech difficulties resources.


Difficulties with speech sounds

Click here for speech sounds resources from Talking Point.


Information about working memory within the classroom

Click here for information on working memory.




The British Stammering Association, talking about stammering.  Information and support on stammering, also known as stuttering.



Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.


Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) 


Communication book

A Communication Book provide pages of symbols, usually organised by topic and can be found by clicking here - communication book.


What is AAC?

Information can be found by clicking here.

Communication Matters  more than just talking ……

Let's give a voice to those without speech


PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC supports a community of professionals and families


Symbol Software

Widgit Symbols Help communication

Eating and Drinking (Dysphagia)


NHS advice


Speech anxiety

Selective Mutism Information and Resource Association (SMIRA)

NHS website