These resources and many more can now be found in our Resource Database.
BT Better World
Education resources, available free from their website for teachers, parents and carers. Aimed at developing all children’s communication
BT Communication Skills resources catalogue
A guide to the free education resources available from BT; a key sponsor of the Hello campaign
Stoke Speaks Out
A multi-agency project to look at the issues underlying children's language deficits in Stoke on Trent. Contains information and resources for parents and practitioners.
The Language Support Model for Teachers by Elspeth McCartney
Provides a comprehensive range of ideas for teachers who are working with speech and language therapists to support children in mainstream primary schools with SLCN
The Targets and Activities Project (TAP)
A website for speech and language therapists, language and communication teachers and others to share ideas with those working with children with communication difficulties in schools and other locations
Speech Teach UK
A web site for parents and professionals supporting children with speech difficulties, containing news, resources and forums
Hello is the national year of communication – a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills.
A website that is a searchable library of ideas and resources, organised by target, and contributed by a community of therapists
Talk To Your Baby
A website for encouraging parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three. Contains resources, advice and news for parents and professionals
The Communication Trust publications
Information for those who want to find out more about supporting all children and young people’s communication and those with speech, language and communication needs.
Auditory Verbal top tips
Top tips for parents and professionals on teaching deaf babies and children to listen and speak using Auditory Verbal Therapy
Download Top 10 tips to help listening become a way of life for your baby here
Download a Parent Leaflet full of helpful information here
Cambridge University’s Thinking Together approach
Support for primary and secondary teachers in developing language in the classroom
The Children’s Society Disability Toolkit website
Free resources for professionals to share their experiences and knowledge of working with children
The Children’s Society Askability website
A unique symbol supported website designed to give disabled children access to news, sport, films, music etc
Helps partners create optimum conditions for learning through their resources and training on how to create Communication Friendly Spaces
KIDS – Working with disabled children, young people and their families
KIDS have produced a range of briefings available online as free downloads for professionals who work with young people with disabilities. These can be found at www.kids.org.uk/briefings
In addition to these, many publications have been developed surrounding the childcare environment and inclusive play which can be found at www.kids.org.uk/publications
The Transitions magazine, aimed at and written by young disabled people covers 3 main themes each week, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 359 3073 for a free hard copy. Alternatively they can be viewed online at the publications page. KIDS also provides a range of resources and workforce development opportunities which can be found at their website www.kids.org.uk/resources
Makaton free resources
The Makaton Charity have developed a range of resources for using and teaching Makaton, including a range of free resources available to download
Resources to help you learn more about communicating with people with a learning disability, and how to make your existing communication materials more accessible
The National Autistic Society
Resources related to communication issues and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
www.autism.org.uk/shop - then click on Books and resources from the NAS
The National Deaf Children’s Society
Various free resources can be found at www.ndcs.org.uk/professional_support
Key resources and materials to support development in schools
The UK’s leading publishers of assessments for health and education professionals; key sponsor of the Hello campaign
Philosophy for children
Support for primary and secondary schools in using an enquiry-based discussion model that is highly successful in promoting language and communication development in the classroom.
Produces manuals of signs specific to individual needs. Select your vocabulary from any of the Signalong manuals and have them arranged and printed according to instructions
TreeHouse online support
A hub of expert information on autism education with an online community for parents, carers and professionals to share experiences and support
Warwickshire Classroom Management Communication Friendly Environments
Enables learners to develop their social, emotional and academic potential by reducing or removing barriers to communication. Developed 3 booklets that schools and settings can use to develop visual support systems, staff communication and classroom environment
All the great children’s picture books and stories with British Sign Language support, free of charge
Free downloadable activities linked to the monthly Hello themes in Widgit symbols and British Sign Language.
EGAR Educational Games And Resources
Award-winning EGAR Educational Games And Resources are dedicated to developing communication skills, the art of conversation and an appreciation of the value of talking in dealing with life’s challenges and making healthy informed choices. The psychology based Let's Get Talking Choice Discussion card sets provide a structure for intervention and prevention work, covering Health, Crime Prevention, Personal Development, Citizenship and the Environment.