Useful links


Afasic is a charity set up to help children and young people with speech and language difficulties and their families.

British Stammering Association (BSA)

British Stammering Association (BSA) has information and support on stammering/stuttering, and BSA services and activities for adults and children.

Downs Syndrome Association (DSA)

The Down’s Syndrome Association website offers information and support on all aspects of living with Down’s Syndrome for all who need it.


Elklan offers information and resources to support the development of children’s speech and language.


I CAN is a children’s charity that specifically supports children with communication difficulties.


The Makaton website has information on Makaton signing, resources and training.

National Autistic Society (NAS)

The National Autistic Society website has information about autism and Asperger’s syndrome and NAS services and activities.

Nuffield Dyspraxia Foundation

Nuffield Dyspraxia Foundation offers information about dyspraxia.

Reluctant Talkers

The Reluctant Talkers website has information on reluctant talkers/selective mutism – best thought of as a ‘speech phobia’.

Speech Link

The Speech Link website gives information about the Speech Link and Language Link computer packages designed for screening and supporting children in school.

South Tees Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

The Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy service provides assessment and diagnosis, as well as therapy and care plans.

Talking Point

Talking Point offers information and resources for parents of children with communication difficulties and professionals working with them.

The cleft lip and palate association

The cleft lip and palate association works to support, connect, and empower everyone affected by cleft in the UK.

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust is a campaigning voice for children with speech, language and communication needs.

The Hanen Centre

The Hanen Centre (including information about More Than Words) is a website for parents and educators of pre-school children.

Words for Life

Words for Life offers a range of activities to do with babies aged 0 to 6 months.