Free downloads for early support

Handy HintsHandy Hints
A series of quick and easy guides to helping children and young people with speech and language impairments. These sheets may also be of interest to professionals.

Improving Poor Motor Skills (1,015.3 KiB, 6,414 hits)

Improving the Making of Sounds (1,020.6 KiB, 11,661 hits)

Other language related skills (1,002.5 KiB, 6,379 hits)

Recognising a possible difficulty (1,004.6 KiB, 11,353 hits)

Use of words (997.6 KiB, 8,606 hits)


Early Support bookletThe Early Support booklet
This booklet is for you if you suspect that your child is struggling to learn to talk, or you have recently been told that your child has, or will have, particular difficulty developing communication and language. Published in 2005 as part of a government initiative for England only.

Early Support Booklet (2.7 MiB, 10,704 hits)


An updated version of the booklet covering the entire 0–25 age range can now be downloaded from the NCB website.


Developmental verbal dyspraxia
Information for parents featuring two case studies.

Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.7 KiB, 67 hits)