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Talking point. 

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

Click here for Talking Point.

 

The Communication Trust 

Click here for free resources available for a range of ages.

Afasic

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.

ICAN

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.

www.ican.org.uk 

 

Bilingualism Matters

http://www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk/ 

 

Bilingualism quick tips

https://literacytrust.org.uk/early-years/bilingual-quick-tips/

 

Cleft

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

https://www.clapa.com/

 

The Literacy Trust

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/

https://literacytrust.org.uk/

 

 

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

National Autistic Society

https://www.autism.org.uk/

 

NHS advice on Autism

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/

 

Mencap

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.

  

Stammering

www.actionforstammeringchildren.org

 

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

https://www.stammering.org/help-information

 

Makaton

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.

www.makaton.org

 

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) 

www.pecs-unitedkingdom.com/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

https://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/

 

PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC supports a community of professionals and families

https://praacticalaac.org/

 

Symbol Software

Widgit Symbols Help communication

https://www.widgit.com/

Eating and Drinking (Dysphagia)

 

NHS advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/swallowing-problems-dysphagia/

 

Speech anxiety

Selective Mutism Information and Resource Association (SMIRA)

NHS website

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/selective-mutism/