We recommend the following websites to help you to support your child with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Please note, some of these websites offer general advice and information, some are targeted towards families with children of specific diagnoses:
Information Advice and Support Kent: www.kent.gov.uk/iask. This website offers support and advice about special educational needs so children, young people and their parents can make informed decisions about education e.g. regarding Education Health and Care Plans
ICAN: www.ican.org.uk. This website offers a range of information services for parents and practitioners that provides help and advice about speech, language and communication for all school-aged children.
AFASIC: www.afasic.org.uk. This website supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
Talking Point: www.talkingpoint.org.uk. This website has useful advice for teaching staff around adapting the classroom environment and supplementing teaching approaches.
‘Something Special’ for Makaton signs & symbols, which can be used to support your child’s understanding and use of language whilst they are also developing their verbal skills: can be found on CBeebies and the Makaton Website: www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/something-special or www.makaton.org
Find a Voice: www.findavoice.org.uk. This website provides advice and information about forms of augmentative and alternative communication aids.
National Autistic Society: www.nas.org.uk. This website provides information about the diagnosis of autism, as well as useful strategies and advice for children who present with social communication difficulties.
British Stammering Association: www.stammering.org. This website provides information and resources to support children who stammer.
Cleft Lip & Palate Association: www.clapa.com. This website provides advice and support for people with the condition, their families and school staff.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists: www.rcslt.org. This website is aimed at professionals, which also explains the role of the Speech and Language Therapist.
The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice: www.helpwithtalking.com. This website can be used to locate private Speech and Language Therapists in your local area.