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Early and School Years

   Children with communication difficulties might find it hard to express themselves, understand words, speak in sentences and understand simple instructions. Daily life for these children can be distressing and frustrating. They can struggle to read, learn, join in, make friends and achieve. I CAN are the experts in helping children with communication difficulties. If we find and help these children and their families, we can unlock their potential.



The British Stammering Association is your first point of contact for information and support on stammering, also known as stuttering.



The Nation Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. It provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for people with autism.


Being able to speak and communicate with other people is an essential life skill. For most children and young people learning to communicate comes easily. For some children and young people, however, it is a major challenge as they have a speech and language impairment. Afasic England is working to support these children and their parents, enabling them to overcome their speech and language difficulties.


The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services.



The purpose of The Communication Trust is to highlight the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.



Talking Point is a website all about children’s speech, language and communication. It is designed for parents, people that work with children, and children and young people themselves. It contains everything you need to know about supporting children’s speech and language development. Some children struggle to communicate, and Talking Point helps you to identify if a child is having difficulties or falling behind. If they are struggling, then it tells you what to do. The site contains valuable resources which can be downloaded and used to support children, and links to lots of other places that can help. Talking Point is run by I CAN and funded by Hello - the national year of communication.

British Stammering Association online training resource for schools staff - The website shows best practice for teachers and school staff when working with pupils who stammer, plus tips and techniques for English oral work. It includes video and audio clips of children who stammer, teachers and therapists, as well as classroom situations.


Enhanced performance through effective and confident speaking in the workplace: our innovative programme for individuals who stammer.