Useful Resources & Links - Language and Communication

The Language and Communication Service provides a range of resources that can be accessed or downloaded for your own use. 


We have a range of parent resources available on the below topics:

Fun Activities for Language Development

Primary 1 to Primary 4

Attention and Listening

Parent Resources for Primary 5 to Primary 7

Attention and Listening

Phonological Awareness (The Music and Rhythm of Language)

Remembering and Following Instructions

Understanding Spoken Language

Using Spoken Language

Social Communication

Resources for Post Primary Schools

Resources for Post Primary Schools

Useful Links

Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership: This resource, created by parents for parents, addresses the whole life journey for parents of children with disability and additional needs. It is a live document which will be updated as new resources are developed.

ICAN: Children’s communication charity.

ELKLAN: Provides training for education staff and speech and language therapists. They also have an online shop for useful resources.

Stamma: Website provides information and support on stammering/stuttering.

The Communication Trust: Coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. They support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

Carrie Hughes Speech and Language Therapist: Excellent purchasable resources.

Regional Integrated Support Education Team (RISE NI): Website for parents and carers of children in mainstream nursery and primary school (up to P4). Includes information leaflet, suggested activities/resources and parent training videos to promote development of speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development. RISE NI also provide information for teachers

Speech and Language UK: Changing young lives: Formally known as ICAN, Speech and Language UK have a wealth of information for parents on how to support their children’s language development.

SpeechLinks ongoing mission is to bring Speech and Language Therapy knowledge and expertise to every school to help all children reach their full communication potential.

Belfast HSCT Speech and Language Therapy Belfast Health and Social Care Trust website

Southern HSCT Speech and Language Therapy Southern Health and Social Care Trust website 

Western HSCT Speech and Language Therapy – Childrens Western Health and Social Care Trust website 

Northern HSCT Children's Speech and Language Therapy Northern Health and Social Care Trust website

AFASIC: Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent- led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families

NHS Leeds Community Healthcare: Leeds Community Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit contains advice, activities, and general resources to help with the development of children and young people's speech, language and communication skills

Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder: Welcome to RADLD.ORG, created to Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder or ‘DLD’. (Previously RALLI campaign). Here you will find resources that explain what DLD is, the impact it can have, how to get help and how to raise awareness. Have a look, tell us what you think and send us your ideas. Please share our website with family, friends and professionals and feel free to send in links to your own materials

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Contact the Language and Communication Service

The Language and Communication Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, a language development need.