Useful Early Years Speech and Language links

A selection of useful links from our Early Years Speech and Language event last month, with thanks to Jo Lewins, Speech & Language Specialist in Lewisham.

www.ican.org.uk This is the home website for Helping Children Communicate charity ICAN. There is useful information on language development, advice for parents/carers and events taking place.

www.talkingpoint.org.uk This website is run by ICAN working with Afasic charity (www.afasicengland.org.uk) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy. It provides information and resources on helping children’s language/communication develop for parents and professionals

www.speech-language-therapy.com Caroline Bowen’s (SLT) website has information about speech and language difficulties advice on how to support your child and resources you can use to support your child’s speech sound development.

Action for Stammering Children. Based in the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children (MPC), a key partner of the Charity, Action for Stammering Children commissions the MPC to deliver specialist assessments and therapies that change the lives of children and young people who stammer. They also coordinate various projects across the country aimed at boosting the confidence of young people who stammer, and allowing them to have a voice in the direction of the Charity.

www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk Useful resources to support children’s SLCN. Information about the Speech, language and communication framework and level 3 award. Look here

Video links

Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders into Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvP5A5OHpU

Subtle Signs of Autism 0-7 years old 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ93HTeKc98 

Autism – a Developmental Path – Simon Baren-Cohen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WHS7E0vxAo

Attunement and why it matters – David E. Arredondo 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URpuKgKt9kg