Useful links

Below are links to some other websites which you may find helpful.

I CAN

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. I CAN are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world. I CAN offers a range of engaging and developmental resources for practitioners and parents to use with their children. There is also an enquiry service called I CAN Help where you can speak to a speech and language therapist for free via the telephone, email, Skype or Facebook.

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. These organisations work together to support children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. You will find lots of helpful information here as well as great resources for both parents and professionals.

Talking Point

This websites provides lots of information about children’s communication and what you can do to help.

Talking Point Progress Checker

You can use this tool to check whether your child has the key communication skills expected for their age. This is available for children between the ages of  6 months and 11 years old.

Giving Voice Campaign

The Giving Voice campaign aims to ‘give voice’ to people with speech, language and communication needs – to ensure their requirements, and those of their carers and families are met. Our aim is to demonstrate how speech and language therapy makes a difference to individuals and the broader society across the UK

Makaton Sign of the Week

Makaton is a form of communication which uses simple signs. Using Makaton helps children to understand, express themselves and to learn spoken words. This website provides a video of a different sign each week. You can practice with the video then use your new signs throughout the week.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

The British Stammering Association

The British Stammering Association (BSA) is a registered charity which helps people who stammer. It helps by providing inspiration, encouragement, information, support and advice, funded through a mixture of trust grants, fundraising and donations.

RALLI Campaign

The RALLI campaign was created to Raise Awareness of Language Learning Impairments. On our YouTube channel, you will find videos that explain what a language impairment is, the impact it can have and how to get help.

baby

Before their first words

A great website which describes how babies and toddlers develop early communication skills.  It has useful tips on how to support your baby or toddlers communication development with lots of videos to demonstrate these.