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Is your child slow to understand simple words, do they use few words, or have difficulty making certain sounds compared with other children of their age?
A doctor or health visitor might refer you to:
If your child is under five, a doctor or health visitor might suggest:
Speech and language therapy for children is often an educational provision. This means that funding for it can be provided by the local authority as well as by a health trust. Speech and language therapy should be identified in your child’s statement of special educational needs (in Wales and Northern Ireland) or EHC plan (England) or coordinated support plan (Scotland). Read more about extra help in education
Alternative and augmentative communication, also known as alternative and assistive communication (AAC) is used to describe all the different ways that help people with disabilities communicate. AAC aids range from printed picture symbols, to high-tech tools, such as voice recognition equipment.
Find out more about aids and equipment that may be available.
Does your child have problems remembering information, learning early education skills, or responding to requests?
Find out more about educational support in the early years.
Does your child have difficulty sitting up, walking, handling objects, or using certain parts of their body compared with other children of their age?
We run a range of fun workshops, information sessions and online events, where you can meet families like yours.
Our 1-1 telephone appointments for parent carers looking for emotional support.
Is your child having difficulty meeting certain milestones? We can help.
Play our charity raffle for a chance to win up to £500 worth of sensory toys, clothing and disability aids. Tickets cost £1 each and all profits are invested into Contact’s support services.
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