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, 6,435 hits)

Improving the Making of Sounds (1,020.6 KiB, 11,699 hits)

Other language related skills (1,002.5 KiB, 6,396 hits)

Recognising a possible difficulty (1,004.6 KiB, 11,372 hits)

Use of words (997.6 KiB, 8,625 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, 10,752 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, 115 hits)

Autism, Asperger’s syndrome and semantic-pragmatic disorder: Where are the boundaries?
by Professor Dorothy Bishop
This 18 page document looks at the varying forms of language disorders and behavioural difficulties.
Reproduced by kind permission from publishers

Autism, Asperger's Syndome and Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder (163.0 KiB, 46 hits)