There are many common conditions that can lead to speech and language difficulties. These resources are designed to help families of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Advice on how you can support your little one and help them build their communication skills.
How creative activities can help your child communicate if they have additional needs.
Speech and language therapist Alys Mathers explains how to find support for your child.
SLT Alys Mathers explains how children communicate in a variety of ways - extra important if they have additional needs.
Expert advice on using alternative modes of communication to help children's early language skills.
Emma from the National Deaf Children’s Society shares how to support a child's communication skills if they are deaf.
SLT Alys Mathers explains how you can help your child learn and develop by giving them multisensory experiences.
Music therapist Ray Travasso explains how a music therapy session can benefit children with a range of needs.
Meet Deborah and her 3-year-old son Oliver, who has Down syndrome.
Meet Harps, Preetam and their sons Arjun and Saajan, who has Down syndrome.
Meet Jade, Stevie and their daughter Piper, who has septo-optic dysplasia, a condition that affects her sight
Meet Kazmin and Gracie, who has septo-optic dysplasia. Kazmin explains how she has found support for Gracie's needs.
Meet Amy and Nellie, who is partially sighted and has autism. Amy describes their family dynamic.
Meet Carlie and son TJ, who has autism. Carlie tells us how Makaton has helped her and TJ to communicate.
Meet Tanya and John, who has a speech delay. Tanya talks about having a 'chill out corner'.
Meet David, Hannah, Ethan and Amy. Ethan has Down syndrome and hearing loss.
Makaton and music have helped Diana and Jade communicate with Christian, who has cerebral palsy and visual impairment.
Meet Ryan, Simone and Dantae, who has Down syndrome and sickle cell anaemia. Dantae uses gesture to communicate.
Meet Torrian, Layla and Milo, who has a form of albinism that affects his skin, hair and eyes.
Hannah tells us all about Ethan and his communication journey.
Diana tells us all about Christian.
Layla speaks about Milo.
Simone chats about how learning Makaton has helped Dantae's communication.
Every child is special and there are ways you can help them learn and develop.
If your child has a disability or complex needs, you may choose to explain their behaviours or not - you know best.
If your child has a disability, you might worry about how others will treat them, but you can help them in many ways.