Here we have arranged a list of resources that we believe you might find useful in order to gain more information on speech and language difficulties.
- Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
- 1c Aberdeen Studios, 22 Highbury Grove, London N5 2DQ, Tel. 020 7354 8318
- Association for all Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC)
- 2nd Floor, 50 - 52 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V ODJ, Tel. 020 7490 9410
- Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
- Coleheath Bottom, Speen, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 0SZ, Tel. 01494 488 306
- British Dyslexia Association
- 98 London Road, Reading RG1 5AU, Admin. Tel. 0118 966 2677, Helpline: 0118 966 8271
- British Stammering Association
- 15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ, tel. 020 8983 1003
- Children's Head Injury Trust
- C/o Neurosurgery, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, Tel. 01865 224786
- Children's Legal Centre
- University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SG, Tel. 01206 873820 (helpline)
- Contact a Family
- 209-211 City Road, London EC1V 1JN, Tel. 020 7608 8700, Fax 020 7608 8701, Minicom 020 7608 8702, Helpline 0808 808 3555
- ICAN (The national charity for children with speech and language impairments)
- 4 Dyers Building, London, EC1N 2QP, tel. 0870 010 40 66
- IPSEA (Independent Panel for Special Education Advice)
- 6 Carlow Mews, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1EA, United Kingdom, Advice line: 0800 0184016, Tribunal appeals only: 01394 384711, General enquiries: 01394 380518
- National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
- 15 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8UR, Tel. 020 7460 8656, Helpline: 0808 800 8880
- Network 81 (A national network of parents of children with special educational needs)
- 1-7 Woodfield Terrace, Stansted, Essex CM24 8AJ, tel. 0870 770 3306, Helpline: 0870 770 3306
- Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
- 105 Judd Street, London WC1N 9NE, Tel. 020 7388 1266
- Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
- 19 - 23 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8SL, Tel. 0808 808 0123 (freephone), Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone), Fax. 020 7296 8199
- SCOPE (For people with cerebral palsy)
- 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW, Helpline: 0808 800 3333
- SENSE The National Deafblind and Rubella Association
- 11-13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3SR, tel. 020 7272 7774, Textphone: 020 7272 9648, Fax: 020 7272 6012
- Talking Point
- This is a resource that helps support the one million children in the UK who currently struggle to communicate. There is lots of information on children’s speech and language difficulties.
- The Dyspraxia Foundation
- 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1EG, tel. 01462 454 986
- The Medico-legal Helpline
- They provide information and answers questions on issues relating to special educational needs assessment and educational provision. Tel. 0870 241 2068
- The National Autistic Society (NAS)
- 393 City Road, London EC1V 1NE, tel. 020 7833 2299, Helpline: 0870 600 8585
- The Royal College of Speech and language therapists (RCSLT)
- 2 White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX, tel. 020 7378 1200, fax. 020 7403 7254
- The National Literacy Trust
- The National Literacy Trust, founded in 1993, is an independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation. Talk to Your Baby is a campaign run by the National Literacy Trust to encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three.
Speech and Language Associations
- Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice (ASLTIP)
- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
- Caroline Bowen (PhD, CPSP)
- Caroline Bowen's Web Site has regularly updated information for families, speech-language pathologists, professionals in related disciplines, and students in the areas of human communication disorders and sciences, about speech and language development, disorders, assessment and therapy.
- ABA Educational Resources (ASLTIP)
- ABA Educational Resources is a Canadian based website developed by the mother of a child with autistic spectrum difficulties. Free downloads which may be incorporated into educational programmes for children with autistic spectrum disorder are available.
- SEN Legal
- SEN Legal seeks to provide you with a professional approach to obtaining the appropriate education for your child in accordance with their rights under law.
- Maxwell Gillott
- Maxwell Gillott, solicitors specialising in Education Law and Community Care Law are running a new telephone advice scheme in conjunction with the Children's Legal Centre and funded by the Legal Service Commission. They can offer 30 minutes free legal advice to anyone telephoning 0845 345 4345 with casework. They can also grant emergency legal aid while making an application to the Legal Services Commission for Public Funding to eligible families.
- Children's Hearing Evaluation and Amplification Resource (CHEARS)
- chears.co.uk is a specialist independent centre for hearing testing in children.
- The Children's Legal Centre (CLC)
- The CLC is an educational law and advocacy group and is an independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.
- Parentline Plus
- Parentline Plus is a help and information website for parents.
- Down's Syndrome Association
- This is the website of the Down's Syndrome Association and includes a pack on the inclusion of children with Down's syndrome into mainstream schools.
- Voice of Independent Parents in Special Educational Needs (ViPs-in-SEN)
- A wealth of information resource on-line for parents and carers, with a campaigning edge for a better understanding and the most appropriate provision for children or young people with special educational needs. LB Richmond, SW London and national.
- Swain and Co. Solicitors
- Provide legal advice on a range of issues including Childcare Law.
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