Resources for parents
The SLI Handbook – £5.99 plus £2.49
This book is for parents of children with specific language impairment (SLI). It will help parents to understand this complicated and confusing difficulty, by describing what SLI can look like in children of all ages and how it is different from other forms of speech, language and communication needs. It explains the processes that children with SLI may go through once they have the right diagnosis. It also outlines the kinds of schools available to them with examples of what good support looks like.
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The Parent’s Voice: Advocating for your Child – £5.00
This 30 page booklet aims to encourage and empower parents to become involved in influencing and improving services for children and young people.
This booklet aims to:
● Show how parents can play an active role in influencing services
● Illustrate through case studies how parents have been able to shape services
● Encourage parents and local parent groups to be proactive
Transfer to Secondary School: Moving on Moving up – £5.00
The aim of this new pack from Afasic England is to help families and schools support pupils with speech, language and communication impairments as they transfer from primary to secondary education.
The pack is designed for all pupils and includes a Pupil Profile Form for children with additional learning needs including speech, language and communication needs.
The pack was first produced by the London Borough of Redbridge with the original pack receiving a national Leading Aspect Award for multi-agency working to promote positive links between parents and schools.
‘Watch Your Language’ – Free (£2.00 P&P) – a resource for parents/carers of young people 11+ to share with youth and leisure services. As part of our ongoing work with youth and leisure services, this colourful and humorous pack has been designed for you to use when your child wants to join in local youth and leisure activities. The pack includes information on what staff should look out for and lots of simple strategies for them to use so that young people with speech, language and communication impairments can be successfully included.