AFASIC is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers. Local parents/carers groups can be contacted via the national office.
British Stammering Association (BSA)
The British Stammering Association (BSA), is a national charity in the United Kingdom for adults and children who stammer, their friends and families, speech and language therapists and other professionals. BSA promotes awareness of stammering, offers advice, information and support to all whose lives are affected by stammering, initiates and supports research into stammering and identifies and promotes effective therapies.
CandLE - Communication and Learning Enterprises
CandLE are a not-for-profit communication aid centre which supports communication and learning needs of children and adults who need Alternative and Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology. They work with families, schools, residential homes and local community groups and offer assessments, advice and training as well as ongoing support.
Elklan writes and delivers accredited courses for education and other staff working with those with speech, language and communication needs and for parents. Elklan also trains a network of licenced tutors to deliver Elklan courses locally. The courses are evidence informed and teach strategies listed on the TCT What Works database.
I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. I CAN exists to help these children through their own special schools, nurseries and centres within local schools and by providing training and information for parents, teachers and therapists.
Our therapists are not only happy to provide useful tips, information, and signposting to relevant organisations of support, buy they can also send out some of I CAN’s fantastic resources free of charge if they feel these would be relevant to the child in question. We also run this service over email, so please feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAS (National Autistic Society)
The NAS website includes information about autism and Asperger's Syndrome and about the support and services available in the UK for people with autistic spectrum disorders (autism and Asperger's Syndrome),families, professionals and the media.
NASEN the national association for special educational needs organises courses and events for teachers and other interested professionals.
National Literacy Trust
National Literacy Trust, early language campaign, Talk to Your Baby. Articles on language development, a section on SLDs and downloadable resources.
NICeST (National Information Centre for Speech and Language Therapy)
NICeST (National Information Centre for Speech and Language Therapy) provides a free enquiry service to clinicians and others. It holds an extensive library and can provide literature searches for a small fee.
RALLI YouTube Channel
RALLI ( Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairments ) have launched a YouTube presentation of videos to highlight the issues of SLI (specific language impairment ) and how it affects individuals and families.
RALLI was formed by a group of senior academics: Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at Oxford University; Gina Conti-Ramsden, Professor of Child Language and Learning at the University of Manchester; Maggie Snowling, Professor of Psychology at the University of York; Dr. Courtenay Norbury, Head of the Literacy, Language and Communication Laboratory at Royal Holloway, University of London; together with Becky Clarke Speech and Language Therapist.
Its aim to provide inspiring content that helps all of those managing this condition and in the process becomes a resource useful to children, families and educators.