What to do and specialist resources to support the speech, language and communication

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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know what to do and have the resources to support babies who need specialist speech, language and communication support."

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Tiny Happy People SEND information

This area of the Tiny Happy People BBC website provides a wide range of information, ideas and activities for parents of babies with SEND.

Cost: Free

Tiny Happy People SEND information
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Family SupportIntervention

Using visual support

Parents play a key role in supporting their babies 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 speech and language - this video introduces how to use visual support to help communication.

Cost: Free

Using visual support
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Makaton sign and symbol resources

These free Makaton resources are available for you to access and use to support communication with babies.  These symbols and signs, which can also be shared with families, help you to provide extra information and clues about what you are saying as well as support the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening and understanding. 

 

Cost: Free

Makaton sign and symbol resources
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Hanen Professional Development Programmes

The Hanen Centre offers evidence-based professional development opportunities to early childhood education professionals. These training programmes provide practical, naturalistic approaches for promoting the social, language and early literacy skills of preschool children.

 

Cost: £

Hanen Professional Development Programmes
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Makaton training

Information about a variety of Makaton training options including online; face to face and inhouse workshops.  This page also provides information about the different levels of training that Makaton offer.

Cost: £

Makaton training
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