Where to go for extra help about what to expect, and when, with my child / young person's understanding, talking or communication skills
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Speech and Language UK's progress checker provides short questions you can answer to see how your child is getting on with their speech, language and communication development.
Parent information, advice and resources - Worcestershire
The Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy service website provides a comprehensive range of resources, advice and You Tube videos to help parents to support their child / young person at home.
Visit the website to find:
- Information about speech, language and communication
- Free resources you can download and use at home
- Links to our You Tube channel where you will find demonstrations of activities you can do at home
- Further information about the local team, where we work and what services we provide
Afasic My Child Isn't Talking and I'm Worried
Children develop and learn to talk at different rates – some more slowly or quickly than others. However, there are key milestones to look out for and it can help you to know how talking develops, what happens and when. Here Afasic provides information on identifying who can help; first steps to getting help and support; gathering information and keeping a record and questions to ask professionals.
Speech and Language UK Ages and Stages
Young children develop speech and language at different rates. Understanding what is typical can help you identify speech and language support needs. You can also find out how to help your child learn to talk and develop their communication skills.
Don't Get Me Wrong
Information about identifying speech, language and communication needs including a checklist of 35 indicators helps to identify if your child may have difficulties with their understanding of spoken language, the meaning of their message, function or reason for communication including pragmatics and social communication. Download here: Don't Get Me Wrong
What to expect, when?
Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.
Stoke Speaks Out - Sound Development Checklist
An overview of the typical sounds children should be able to use in words at different ages.