Resources for Everyone

Here you will find resources to support all the areas of speech, language and communication development that your child or the child you are working with may need support with. You will need to access these resources before making a referral to the Speech and Language Therapy Service, and you may also find them useful if your child or the child you are working with is already known to the service.

Take a look at our 10 Top Tips for Speech and Language Development!

This video is just under 10 minutes long, so sit down with a cuppa to take all the information in.

Early Interaction

Take a look at the video below demonstrating letting the child lead in play

Take a look at the video below demonstrating sit at the child’s level and allow silence

Take a look at the video below demonstrating copy their ideas and actions (mirroring)

Take a look at the video below demonstrating communication boards

Take a look at the video below demonstrating take a look at the video below demonstrating First/Then boards

Take a look at the video below demonstrating  creating opportunities for communication using a box (and some Makaton)

Take a look at the video below demonstrating objects of reference (keys)

Take a look at the video below demonstrating offering choices

Take a look at the video below demonstrating Makaton and responding to child’s communication attempt

Useful Tips for learning language: BBC Tiny Happy People

These clips have babies in them, and the same strategies can be used for older children who are still learning language and other communication skills.

Please click on the links below to find out what is expected at each stage, a Progress Checker questionnaire, as well as strategies and activities to support the learning of each skill.

Resource library for families – Speech and Language UK: Changing young lives

If you have used the activities and strategies that are appropriate to your child / the child you work with and you still require further advice or support, consider making a referral to the Speech and Language Therapy Service.

If your child needs support with their attention and listening skills, take a look at the resources below:
If your child needs support with their social interaction skills, have a look at the resources below:
If your child needs support with understanding language (e.g. following instructions & understanding questions), have a look at the resources below:
If your child finds it hard to form sentences, have a look at the following strategies:
If your child or the child you are working with needs support with understanding and using Language in the Classroom, please see the resources below:
If your child needs help with making clear speech sounds, have a look at the resources below:
If your child or the child you are working with needs help with fluent talking, please see the resources below:
If your child or the child you are working with is a reluctant communicator, please see the resources below:

If you have utilized all of the above resources that are appropriate to your child / the child you work with and you still require further advice or support, you can consider making a referral to the Speech and Language Therapy Service

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