Parent-implemented intervention is effective not only because the parent plays a key role, but because intervention becomes an ongoing process; every interaction with the child becomes an opportunity to build his or her language learning.

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Ages and Stages

Information on typical development of speech sounds.

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Early Communication 

There are many different features of communication for a child to develop in the first few years of their life

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Social Communication

Social Communication refers to verbal and non verbal interactions.

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Speech Sounds 

It is normal for children to still be developing their speech sounds and pronunciation until the age of 5/6

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1 in 20 young people go through a period of stammering, which is also known as ‘stuttering’ or ‘dysfluency’.

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Developmental Language Disorder

DLD is an ongoing difficulty in understanding and/or using verbal language.

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Using other methods of communicating – AAC information

Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) is a range of strategies and tools which help people who find it difficult to speak.

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Cleft Palate & Speech Therapy

Cleft Palate is a split or separation in the upper lip or roof of the mouth that a child is born with and can have an impact on communication, hearing, eating and drinking.

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How to refer to a speech therapist

We offer a package of speech and language therapy support for children of pre-school and primary-school age.

Useful Downloads

Information Sheet – Support and Resources for Home

Strategies to Support Understanding of Language

Information Sheet – Pre-School Attention and Listening Activities

Information Sheet – Supporting Attention and Listening Skills

Information Sheet – Attention and Listening – Chinese Version

Information Sheet – Understanding Language Key Words

Information Sheet – Developing Vocabulary

Information Sheet – Vocabulary

Exploring Emotions

Information Sheet – Putting Two Words Together

Developing Play and Interaction Skills

Developing Play and Interaction Skills – Chinese Version

Developing Peer Interaction

Information Sheet – Supporting Single Word Understanding

Information Sheet – Comprehension Difficulties

Information Sheet – Comprehension Strategies

Information Sheet – Making Choices

Information Sheet – Syllable Awareness

Information Sheet – Games for Speech Sounds


Dummy Advice

Information Sheet – Zones of Regulation

Information Sheet – Visual Supports

Information Sheet – Speech and Sound Awareness

Information Sheet – Reasons and Opportunities

Information Sheet – PECS

Information Sheet – Narrative Skills

Home activity ideas

Information Sheet – Colourful Semantics

Supporting anxious talkers

Understanding Language

Information Sheet – Using Photos to Help

Information Sheet – Ten Top Tips for Talking

Information Sheet – Objects of Reference

Information Sheet – Matching and Expanding Language

Information Sheet – Creating Opportunities

Information Sheet – Early Communication Skills Programme

Developing Expressive Language Skills

Further Developing Expressive Language Skills

Bilingual Language Development

ECC Supporting Your Neurodiverse Child

Speech activities – August 2022

Language activities – August 2022

Associated Services

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Children’s Audiology

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Children’s Occupational Therapy Service

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Children’s Speech & Language Therapy

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Community Paediatrician Service