Information and advice to help my child / young person who has identified speech, language and communication needs
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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know how to help my baby's early communication development."
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Speech and Language UK's progress checker provides short questions you can answer to see how your baby is getting on with their communication development.
Speech and Language UK Ages and Stages
Babies develop communication and interaction skills at different rates. Understanding what is typical can help you identify support needs early. You can also find out how to help your baby to develop their communication skills.
Makaton sign and symbol resources
These free Makaton resources are available for you to access and use to support communication with your baby. These symbols and signs help you to provide extra information and clues about what you are saying as well as support the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening and understanding.
Using visual support
Parents play a key role in supporting their babies language and communication skills in everyday life. Children learn about the world through their experiences and interests particularly within their play. Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provide information and opportunities for families to learn more about developing speech and language - this video introduces how to use visual support to help communication.