Speech and Language web resources

Adults with SAL needs

  • It is hard to keep up with the information and advice. This is even harder for adults with communication difficulties. These pictures will support understanding and expression regarding Coronavirus here.

Back to School

  • This document from Thinking Talking will provide schools and families with a few idea to make the transition that little bit smoother here.

Early Years

  • ICAN have a number of fun home activities to promote your child’s speaking and listening skills here.
  • Talking Matters have tools to help you support your child’s language development while they are getting dressed here

General

  • Worcestershire NHS have a lovely range of supportive resource across SAL needs here.
  • Time to Talk has a range of lovely resources for younger ones here.
  • Here is a calendar we bet you have never seen before! It gives you an activity for each day, related to speech and language skills. This includes “wh” questions, concepts, category work and some basic grammar too here.
  • Rhis Twitter post offers a lovely visual timetable and icons you can use to create a weekly schedule here.
  • A timetable of daily activities parents can use to enhance language skills here.
  • Here are some great ideas to support conversations with your children in a way that develops their social interaction, literacy and language skills in a non-pressurised way here.
  • If your child is aged between 3-5 years and you want to make reading fun and interactive-look no further! Interactive reading is a great way to develop language and communication skills too. You can use the “language launchpads” with your own books, or books from the website here.
  • Do you have marvel at the wonderful resources your Speech and Language Therapist provides you with? Well now Chatterpack offer a wide range of resources here to support speech, language, communication, and children with special educational needs and disability here.
  • Here is a huge range of resources and activities from The Speech Express to support: understanding language, using language, social communication, articulation, fluency, general fun activities, websites and apps to check out, and tutorials. You’re never going to run out of activities to support speech, language and communication skills here.
  • Here are some great advice sheets from Epic SALT with activities that you can do to support attention and listening, expressive and receptive language, social interaction play, phonological awareness and literacy at home here.
  • This website has loads of resources and activities. It also has videos so you can see Speech and Language Therapists carrying out activities to further support you to carry them out yourselves here.

Primary Age

  • ICAN have a number of fun home activities to promote your child’s speaking and listening skills here.
  • ICAN also have a tool to help you check your child’s speech and language progress here.

Sign Language

  • Follow this link to Singing Hands, to find out where on Facebook, Zoom and YouTube you can access daily Makaton Fun Monday-Friday at 10:30am here.
  • Warwickshire NHS Speech and Language Therapy have produced this great video of 30 Makaton signs to support parents working at home with their children here.

Speech

  • Peachie Speechie some fantastic videos that help to say specific sounds. You can also download some articulation flashcards here.
  • 10 everyday speech activities that can be done at home here.
  • Speech Teammate is a great website with worksheets to help that articulation (speech sound production) practise. Just because you aren’t having direct therapy sessions, doesn’t mean we can’t give you homework here.
  • Twitter post encouraging good talking skills here.

Vocabulary

  • Thinking Talking This is a great resource to help with developing vocabulary. It has a webinar as well as loads of resources here.
  • Learning at home can be tedious for children, so this is a great resource as it incorporates word learning into fun games. You don’t need any resources, pen or paper- all you need is provided online for you. Vocabulary learning at home couldn’t be more fun or simple here.
  • Oxford University NHS has launched resources to support 3-5 year olds build up their speech and language skills through interactive reading here.
  • It can be difficult to know which words to teach children. Routledge gives information about how you may choose words to teach here.

Other

  • When breathing is compromised due to Coronavirus, or if someone is on a ventilator, it is extremely difficult for them to speak and communicate their needs and wants. We are here to support them by using alternative communication techniques here.