Other relevant departments within Warrington
Children with Additional Health Needs Panel:
- Children with additional health needs assessments in Warrington
- Assessments for children with additional health needs in Warrington
Ask Ollie – Warrington Borough Council local offer website
A UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate.
Charity supporting research and training for those with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
A coalition of not-for-profit organisations supporting people who work with children and young people in England to support speech, language and communication.
Contact a Family
Provides support to families with disabled children. It also provides support to professionals.
The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA)
Supports people with Down’s syndrome at every stage of life.
Down Syndrome Education International
Work with parents and teachers worldwide to improve educational outcomes for children with Down Syndrome.
The Hanen Centre
A non-profit organisation who help Parents, Early Years Teachers and Speech and Language Therapists to support children with communication difficulties.
The Children’s Communication Charity provides information on helping children communicate in the early years.
The Makaton Charity
Provides information on the use of symbols and signs for teaching communication, language and literacy.
The Michael Palin Centre
Provide support for people who stammer.
The National Autistic Society
A charity for people with Autism and their families. They provide information, support and services.
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
The leading charity dedicated to supporting deaf children and young people.
National Literacy Trust
For information on how to talk to your young child.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The professional body of and for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Provides information on children’s talking in the early years.
Local Support Groups for Parents/Carers
There are many local support groups for families in Warrington, including:
- Families United (Warrington)
- Warrington Parents and Carers
- Cheshire Downs Syndrome
- Warrington Aspergers Society (WASPS)
- National Autistic Society (NAS, Warrington)
- One Voice (Cheshire & Merseyside)
You may feel that you need support or would like to talk to somebody about your own feelings and needs. Warrington Primary Care Psychological Service is a free service who offer a wide range of support. You can find more information about this service on their website.
Links / activities for pre-school
Links / activities for School-age
Many parents/carers ask which apps can help develop their child’s communication.
Phone apps can be motivational and fun however do not replace the benefits face to face communication with your child.
Apps can range greatly in price and quality and many have not been developed by health or education professionals.
Here are some webguides if you are interested in downloading apps.
We do not endorse any of these however provide information and listings only which we hope are helpful.