- Development Language Disorder (DLD): Find out more about DLD, a hidden disability that makes it difficult for a child to speak and understand language.
- This is me and DLD
- Attention Hillingdon: Attention Hillingdon is a group for children with Autism that helps to develop attention and listening skills.
- TEACCH: TEACCH is a set of principles and techniques used to support children with Autism.
- Now and Next visual boards: Visual supports can help prepare your child for changes and to build structure into their day.
- 'I am working for...' boards: These visual boards can be used to offer a reward to a child for completing steps in an activity.
- Signalong: Signalong is used to sign key words whilst talking at the same time to support a children in understanding and using spoken language. Visit the Signalong website for more information.
- Colourful Semantics: Colour Semantics is an approach that supports children to learn new words, grammar sentences and understanding questions using colour.
- Lego Therapy is a group based intervention that allows the children to develop and practise many different skills such as attention and listening, social skills and language skills.
- Stammering: describes how to support a child who stammers or stutters.
- Wait, wait, I'm not finished yet
- How you can help a child who stammers, part one: what you're trying to achieve.
- How you can help a child who stammers, part two: talking to a child.
- How you can help a child who stammers, part three: becoming comfortable with stammering.
- How you can help a child who stammers, part four: one-to-one time with your child
- How you can help a child who stammers, part five: how to talk about stammering
- Shape Coding: Shape Coding is a visual coding system which includes the use of colours, arrows and shapes to teach grammar. This presentation gives examples of how shapes are used. Visit the Moor House School website for more information.
- Language and communication in the early years: The University of Sheffield has developed short videos on language and communication.
- Why Oral language is the foundation for reading? Learn about the link between oral language and reading in a video by Professor Maggie Snowling
Tiny Happy People: This is a BBC website with lots of useful videos and information about developing children’s communication skills
Talk To Me: This short video talks about key strategies and messages parents can use to help develop their baby or young child's speech, language and communication skills.
Talk To Me is also available in different languages:
The talk to me leaflet gives you more information about the messages in the video. It can be used by parents who are interested in finding out more information or to lead a discussion on the messages.
A set of videos created by the Wiltshire Speech and Language Therapy Service gives tips and ideas on how to support a child to develop their speech, language and communication skills. They have videos covering the following areas:
- Lets play: supporting early interaction and communication. Playing with children is an important way of developing their language and communication skills.
- Helping your child understand language, understanding one information carrying word. Children start with understanding simple sentences and phrases containing one key idea.
- Helping your child understand language, understanding two information carrying words. Once a child can understand one information carrying word, they are ready to move onto two information carrying words.
- Helping your child understand language, understanding three information carrying words. When a child can understand two information carrying words they are ready to move onto more complicated sentences containing three information carrying words.
- Let's get moving with action words. Action words/verbs, which are important building blocks for sentences.
- Saying simple sentences. Tips on encouraging a child to use simple sentences.
- Exploring speech sounds. Some children find saying speech sound difficult. This video gives ideas on how to develop these skills.
- Blending in: blending two sounds together can be difficult for some children. This video provides ideas on combining two consonants together to make a blend
- It’s all fun and games: games that you can use to make speech and language practice more fun
- Visual supports: some children find it hard to focus just on what they are hearing and need extra visual clues to understand what is being said. This video provides ideas of how to use pictures and symbols to support language.
These videos can be accessed on their website.