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Talking Point

Talking Point is a website all about children’s speech, language and communication. It is designed for parents, people who work with children, and children and young people themselves. It contains everything you need to know about supporting children’s speech and language development.
www.talkingpoint.org.uk

ICAN
The children’s communication charity.
www.ican.org.uk

Afasic
Parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. Providing information and training for parents – and professionals – and a range of publications.
www.afasic.org.uk


Autism West Midlands
They are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people with autism.
www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk 


The Communication Trust
www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk

The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists 
The RCSLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.
www.rcslt.org

Makaton
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

www.makaton.org

Talk To Your Baby
Talk To Your Baby is a campaign run by the National Literacy Trust to encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three.
www.literacytrust.org.uk/talktoyourbaby

The British Stammering Association
BSA is the only national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer.
www.stammering.org

Hanen
Provides parents, caregivers, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists with the knowledge and training they need to help all preschool children develop the best possible language, social and literacy skills, including those children with or at risk of language delays and those with developmental challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger Syndrome.
www.hanen.org

National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
www.nas.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Association
Focuses solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome.
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Scope
Scope is a charity that supports disabled people and their families.
www.scope.org.uk

Communication Matters
A national charity for people who use or work with augmentative or alternative communication (AAC).
www.communicationmatters.org.uk

The National Deaf Children's Society
(NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
www.ndcs.org.uk

British Institute of Learning Disabilities
BILD aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and family carers.
www.bild.org.uk

National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children
NAPLIC is an association for all professionals concerned with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
www.naplic.org.uk