Information and sources of advice for professionals supporting children and young people with more complex speech, language and communication needs

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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know what specialist information to give parents and families of babies with identified speech, language and communication needs."

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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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Family SupportEnvironmentIntervention

Speech and Language UK How to support your child

This information for families provides ideas for them to support their baby and forms part of Speech and Language UK's guide to the typical stages of speech and language development.  Children develop language at different rates and understanding what is typical and what parents and carers can do to support their baby's communication helps provide them with a great start on their journey to developing communication skills. 

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Speech and Language UK How to support your child
Family Support
Family Support

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC regulate health and care professions including Speech and Language Therapists. They do this by setting standards for professionals' education, training and practice; keep a register of professionals who meet their standards and take action if professionals on their register do not meet their standards. Here you will find their register.

Health and Care Professions Council
Family SupportWorkforce
Family SupportWorkforce

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. 

Cost: Free

Family Information Service
Family Support
Family Support

NeuroSENse explainer - Facts and Myths about Deafness

This blog and video aims to raise awareness of several misconceptions related to deafness and language development and promote a better understanding of the barriers to language and communication that children with deafness can encounter.

NeuroSENse explainer - Facts and Myths about Deafness
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Family SupportWorkforce
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