How to help at home with my child / young person's understanding, talking or communication
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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know what changes I can make at home that make understanding and communicating easier for my child."
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Switch off and talk
This webpage and leaflet provides you with information about why it is important to think about switching off electronic devices to help with communication development
Using visual support
Parents play a key role in supporting their child's 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 learn more about developing their child's speech and language - this video introduces how to use visual support to help communication.
Widgit provides symbols that you can use to support communication such as creating communication books to share information; visual timetables to support understanding of structure and routine; task boards to support independent learning; pictures to develop vocabulary and to support children learning English as an additional language. Here you will find more information about how to use symbols at home to help communication and independence. It also include resources and ideas to get you started.