Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Warrington – Useful resources & links

Advice leaflets


Useful resourcesOther relevant departments within Warrington

Children with Additional Health Needs Panel:

Health Visitors

School Nurses

Ask Ollie – Warrington Borough Council local offer website


WebsitesWebsites

CLAPA
A UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate.

Communication Matters
Charity supporting research and training for those with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

Communication Trust
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.

I CAN
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.

Talking Point 
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:

Contact a Family is in touch with hundreds of groups across the UK. Call their freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 or visit their website at Contact a Family.

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.

For Children

Links / activities for pre-school

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin 


Links / activities for School-age

http://www.ndcsbuzz.org.uk/


Phone Apps

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.

Autism Speaks app guide

Geek SLP

Literacy Trust apps guide


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