How to make sure children and young people with specialist speech, language and communication needs are identified early and effectively

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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

Dyspraxia Foundation
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention

TCT Building a Profile

This document has been designed to guide you in making a referral to speech and language services.  Being aware of the different types of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) will make it easier for you to describe the young person's difficulties accurately, enabling them to access the right support as quickly as possible.

Cost: Free

TCT Building a Profile
WorkforceIdentification
WorkforceIdentification

TCT Making Effective Referrals

This guidance document can help you to use a systematic approach to decision making, making it easier for you to refer a young person you support at the right time, with the right information.

Cost: Free

TCT Making Effective Referrals
Identification
Identification

RADLD

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when children and young people struggle with language, resulting in children who have difficulty understanding what people say to them, and struggle to articulate their ideas and feelings.  This website provides you with information and resources to help identify and support children and young people with DLD.   Information can also be shared with families and carers of children and young people with DLD.

Cost: Free

RADLD
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention

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. 

 Engage with Developmental Language Disorder
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention

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. 

Michael Palin Centre for Stammering
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention
Family SupportWorkforceIdentificationIntervention
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