“Learning to speak is one of life’s most important accomplishments.”
(Reilly, Mckean, Morgan & Wake)
This short video demonstrates the impact of “invisible” communication disorders and how speech therapy can improve your family’s quality of life:
TALKING POINT is an excellent site with lots of great information on communication, including what to expect at different ages:
- A quick and easy way to check the progress of your child’s language development:
- Tips for talking with your child:
- What do speech pathologists really mean when they say ‘speech’, ‘language’ or ‘talking’?
- Is your child bilingual? Find out more about assessment and management of communication difficulties when your family speaks more than one language:
- Ever stopped to consider the number of steps in the communication chain? Look at all the places where it could break down!
WORDS FOR LIFE
- Watch this mother using a ‘still face’ versus ‘expressive face’ with her child – it’s a fascinating reminder of how crucial it is to respond to your child’s attempts at communication:
- Fantastic tips for grandparents on communicating with grandchildren:
- Want to learn how to use apps to develop your child’s communication skills?
THE BRITISH STAMMERING ASSOCIATION
- Ways to help your preschool child who stutters:
- Do you have a bilingual child who stutters?
By Nicola Anglin (Speech Pathologist)