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List of useful websites for parents

A list of useful websites for parents and carers of children and young people in specialist schools.

Website Age range What is offers
Speech and Language UK 0-19 years
  • Learn about some of the common features of speech and language challenges
  • Find out what is typical for babies, children and young people at each age
  • Download free handouts, written by a team of speech and language therapists
Tiny Happy People 0-5 years
  • Help for you to develop your child’s language skills.
  • Explore simple activities and play ideas
  • Find out about babies and toddlers’ amazing early development
Start for Life 0-5 years
  • Tips to help with speech development
  • Ideas to help your child learn
  • Learning more than one language
Words for Life 0-12 years
  • Activity ideas to help improve your child’s speaking, reading and communication skills at home
Singing Hands

Singing Hands YouTube Channel


Early years and anyone who uses Makaton signing
  • Makaton signing of nursery rhymes and children’s stories
Twinkl 3-16 years
  • Create your free Twinkl account
  • Download free resources
Leeds Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit All ages
  • Advice, activities and general resources to help with the development of children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills
Widgit All ages
  • Hundreds of symbol resource packs, created in partnership with professionals

For more information please contact the Speech and Language Therapy Service at Flockton House on 0114 226 2333.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: SL241

Resource Type: Article

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