Where to go for specialist help about what to expect, and when, with my child / young person's understanding, talking or communication skills

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Dyspraxia Foundation

Dyspraxia Foundation provides information and advice for teenagers and young adults, as well as families and professionals supporting children, young people and adults with verbal dyspraxia.

Cost: Free

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RADLD

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when children and young people struggle to develop language, resulting in a difficulty understanding what people say to them and articulating their ideas and feelings.  This website signposts parents and carers to further information and resources to help identify and support young adults with DLD.

Cost: Free

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Engage with Developmental Language Disorder

Engage with Developmental Language Disorder (E-DLD) connects people affected by DLD to academic research.  E-DLD keep families and individuals updated on research findings; current research projects; DLD-related activities.  They also host events, allowing members to meet and share experiences. E-DLD supports researchers and other professionals working to improve outcomes for people with DLD. 

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Michael Palin Centre for Stammering

The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering helps children, young people and adults who stammer through individually-tailored therapy delivered by highly experienced specialists. 

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Stamma

The British Stammering Association, now known as Stamma since 2019, is a national organisation for children and young people who stammer - here you will find information, advice and support.  You can also contact Stamma using their helpline; webchat or email facility.  They are available to answer your questions, listen and help you find information.

Cost: Free

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Action for Stammering Helpline

Action for Stammering Children (ASC) is a UK charity which aims for a society where children and young people who stammer have the same opportunities and quality of life as their peers. Their goal is to ensure that every child and young person across the UK who stammers has access to effective services and support to help them meet the challenges they face.  Call their helpline to speak to a professional who will be able to answer your questions.

Cost: Free

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