Things to do that can help my child / young person with their understanding, talking and communication
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I CAN How to support communication
This information about how to support your child / young person forms part of I CAN's guide to the typical stages of speech and language development. Children and young people develop language at different rates and understanding what is typical and what you can do to support can help you give them the best start on their journey to developing communication and language skills.
Universally Speaking 11-18
Universally Speaking is a series of booklets for anyone who works with children and young people. The booklets show where children and young people should be with their communication skills at any given age. You can use the booklets to find out whether the children and young people you work with are on the right track, what helps them learn to talk and listen and what to do if you have concerns about any of their communication abilities.
Leeds Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit
Leeds Community Healthcare's Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit contains advice, activities and general resources to help you with your child's development of speech, language and communication skills.
Speech Link Parent Portal
The Speech Link Parent Portal offers you advice, information and activities for developing your children’s understanding, talking and listening. It includes information about speech, language and communication, how these skills develop, activities and top tips videos.