People who can help me with identified concerns around my child / young person's understanding, talking or communication
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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know who can help me with identified concerns around my toddler's understanding, talking or communication."
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NHS Services and support for parents
NHS website with details for how to find a GP, Health Visitor and child health clinics in your area
The Speech and Language UK Enquiry Service gives you a chance to discuss questions or concerns about your child’s speech, language and communication development with one of Speech and Language UK’s speech and language therapists. The therapists can give helpful information about children’s talking and communication development as well as tips on improving these skills. They can also offer advice on ages and stages and what can be done to help your child get the right support.
Afasic Parent Helpline
If you worried about your child / young person's speech, language and communication, contact Afasic by telephone or email to speak to someone who can help.
Signalong provides training and resources to assist those with communication difficulties and English as an additional language.
Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.
Cost: Free & £
The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) provides information and a contact point for members of the public searching for an Independent Speech and Language Therapist. It also provides members with access to a UK network of SLTs and ongoing professional support.
Family Information Service
Your local Family Information Service (FIS) provides a range of information on all services available to parents, including parents of disabled children.
Birmingham Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapists have produced this video to show you how to use communication boards through play and everyday activities to supporting understanding and as a way to allow a child to communicate with you.
National Autistic Society Helpline
The Autism Helpline enquiry service provides impartial, confidential information along with advice for autistic people, their families, friends and carers.