Here are some useful websites that we like to use in Tayside Children and Young Peoples Speech and Language Theray:
Play Talk Read
‘The place you can get all the tools you need to give your wee one the best start at learning’
This is provided by the Scottish Government and has excellent user friendly video clips and top tips for talking, playing and reading!
Ready Steady Toddler
Under the ‘everyday routines’ heading there is a section on communication which includes tips on supporting your toddlers talking skills.
A resource provided by NHS Health Scotland. Gives a range of information about “Toddlerhood”, not just the development of communication.
The Communication Trust
In the parents section you can find out about:
• Resources that you can download or order which gives guidance on where children should be with their communication skills
• What to do if you're worried about your child's communication skills
If your child has difficulties with speech, language and communication, you'll find Talking Point have got lots of help and advice and free resources for parents.
ICAN is the children’s communication charity. This website is full of useful information and links.
They offer a range of engaging resources for practitioners and parents to use with their children. The latest are the ‘Babbling Babies’ and ‘Toddler Talk’ activity packs for children aged from 0-3.
National Literacy Trust
National Literacy Trust have a great resource called ‘Playing and Talking’ and also lots of practical tips as part of the ‘Talk to your Baby’ Campaign.
Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. Scottish Book Trust believes that books and reading have the power to change lives. As a national charity, we inspire and support the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure.
Bookbug gifts book bags to every child in Scotland. We also run free song & rhymes sessions across the country.
Help Kidz Learn
Fun, accessible games, activities & tools designed specifically for young children & those with learning difficulties.
Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. Signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.
The National Deaf Children's Society
The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people
British Stammering Association
The British Stammering Association is the the national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer
Action for Stammering Children
Action for Stammering Children is a UK registered charity which supports expert therapy that transforms the lives of children who stammer. They do this primarily by commissioning specialist services from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London and the Stammering Support Centre in Leeds