Useful websites

Afasic

Afasic is a charity that provides parents and families with information, advice and support about speech, language and communication needs.

British Stammering Association

The British Stammering Association offers help and information on stammering. The website has sections for young people, parents, teachers and health visitors.

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust is a national organisation that aims to support children and young people to develop their best possible language and communication skills by providing resources and training to parents and professionals. The website has lots of resources that schools can download and use.

ICAN 

ICAN are a charity working in the area of children’s communication. Their website outlines the work they do and provides information and resources for parents, carers and practitioners.

The Infant and Toddler Forum

The Infant and Toddler Forum website provides information about feeding and nutrition for babies and young children. The tips and factsheets on this site are useful for parents and carers of all young children, including those who have feeding difficulties.

The Michael Palin Centre

The Michael Palin Centre is a specialist centre for children who stammer, supported by the charity Action for Stammering Children. The website provides information, advice and resources to support parents, teachers, and children up to the age of 18.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provides information and support to people with autism, their families, and those who work with them. The website has sections for parents, carers and families, as well as for professionals.

The RALLICampaign

The Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairments (RALLI) campaign have produced a number of videos, which you can watch on their YouTube channel. The videos give background to the campaign and information to professionals on how to spot a language difficulty and what to do to help. There are also a number of videos aimed at parents and families, as well as children and young people themselves.

Talking Point

The Talking Point website provides information for parents and practitioners on how children develop their speech and language skills. It includes a progress checker to help you look at how your child’s skills are developing, and a database to signpost you to useful resources.

Words for Life

The Words for Life website has been developed by the National Literacy Trust for parents to give you an idea of what communication milestones your baby and child might reach as they grow. There are also ideas for activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.