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Speech, language and communication needs

Communication Disability and Literacy Difficulties

Part of the I CAN Talk series of papers exploring contemporary issues in children's communication development and disability. It reviews current research and literature on communication disability and literacy difficulties and offer practical evidence-based solutions to inform and support practitioners, parents and policy makers. It can be downloaded from the I CAN website.

Information for parents - speech and language difficulties

The Early Support Programme has brought out this new guide for parents who suspect that their child is struggling to learn or talk, or have recently been told that their child will have difficulties with communication. It can be downloaded at Early Support.

Language Development, Activities For Home

Written by Marion Nash and Jackie Lowe, David Fulton Publishers.

This book is part of the Spiral series and includes a variety of play-based activities that support the key language skills being developed in school. The activities also stand alone as ways of having fun while consolidating language skills at home and in the home environment. They are designed to be used with children who have speech, language and communication needs. For more information visit Fulton Publishers.

Talking Point

A new website developed in partnership between the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, I CAN and AFASIC to provide a national online information service for parents and professionals on the needs of children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs. It provides comprehensive and up to date information, and gives access to relevant organisations. Visit Talking Point.

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