Speech, Language and Communication

On this page please find further information about support available about communication, speech and language. There are some information guides, links for parents and activities that can be used at home. 
Pre-school children: 
Parents can take their pre-school children to a drop-in to talk about the child's speech, language and communication and any concerns they may have with a speech and language therapist or assistant. These are held at the New Horse Fair Clinic. Please speak to nursery staff to find out the next available date or call 0300 029 50 50 for more information. 
Primary school children: 
Children can be referred by school, in conjunction with parents on a termly basis. If the referral is accepted then this will involve an appointment between parents and speech and language therapists who will then offer further advice and suggestions to support your child. 
Cambridgeshire Speech and Language page offers further advice and support on their website, including activities that you can try at home.   PLEASE CLICK HERE
They can also be found on Facebook under Cambridge Speech Therapy and Instagram slt_cambridgeshire.
Please see below for further advice and activities designed for early years children:
See below for some further information on communication, speech and language:
The National Autism Society provides information about autism and also some helpful strategies and approaches to supporting children.   CLICK HERE
Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression. To find out more    CLICK HERE. 
Colourful semantics is used within school to support children's sentence construction. To find out more    PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Below you will find some resources designed to support children's speech and language development: