Specialist activities I can do to help my child / young person with their understanding, talking or communication

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Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People BBC website provides a wide range of information, ideas and activities for parents to use in daily routines to help develop their toddler's communication skills. It includes information about what to expect and when as well as activities and games to play to help speech, language and communication. It includes information, ideas and activities for parents of toddlers with SEND.

 

Cost: Free

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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 

Cost: Free

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BBC Something Special

Something Special uses songs, rhymes and visual humour with Makaton sign language to help you and your toddler learn how to communicate as well as develop their language in a fun and exciting way.

 

Cost: Free

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I CAN How to support your child

This information about how to support your toddler forms part of I CAN's guide to the typical stages of speech and language development.  Toddlers develop language at different rates and understanding what is typical and what you can do to support your toddler can help you give them the best start on their journey to developing communication and language skills. 

 

Cost: Free

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The Hanen Centre Parent Programmes

The Hanen Centre's programmes for parents are delivered by Hanen Certified speech and language therapists.  They are delivered through activities and group discussions - small groups of parents learn how to use everyday opportunities to improve their child's speech, language and communication skills. Hanen provides families with the tools they need to help their child reach their full communication potential.  Hanen has developed parent programmes for Language Delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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AAC information

The “Focus On…” series of eight leaflets cover topics related to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). They are available in print copy and as downloadable PDF files.

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Leeds Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit

Leeds Community Healthcare's Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit contains advice, activities and general resources to help you with the development of your toddler's speech, language and communication skills.

Cost: Free

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Helping social communication development

You play a key role in supporting your toddler's 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 you to learn more about developing your toddler's speech and language including this presentation about social communication.

Cost: Free

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