Tina And Rollo’s Story

Tina And Rollo’s Story

“My name is Tina and I have a young son Rollo aged 5 who’s just started school. He’s great  but he has problems with his speech and finds it difficult in class because he doesn’t understand instructions too well. He got by when he went to nursery but now, he’s been flagged up again as needing help.

He saw a speech and language therapist when he was 3  but she didn’tRead more.

SLCo joins the Living Wage movement

SLCo joins the Living Wage movement

The Speech Language Communication Company believes in the people we employ, without them we could not achieve what we do. We value the Living Wage Foundation’s commitment to pay a fair wage and hope it acknowledges our ethos of equality.

SLCo since its inception paid at least the Living Wage to all staff and contractors and we have now become an accredited partner in the Living WageRead more.

Edinburgh Family Event

Edinburgh Family Event

On the 4th February, our Edinburgh family support worker accompanied nine families to the Midlothian Snowsports Centre to go tubing. The families included children with a variety of speech, language and communication needs, their siblings, and parents/carers, who all took part in the activity. The weather was good, andRead more.

Young Start funding for Dundee Youth Group

Young Start funding for Dundee Youth Group

The Speech Language Communication Company are excited to announce that we are starting a weekly youth group in Dundee for up to 15 young people in Dundee aged 11-18 who struggle with speech and language.

The youth group has won funding through Young Start from Big Lottery Fund.

The youth club will offer 1:1 support whereRead more.

Brick Donation Drive

Brick Donation Drive

We are really excited to launch our new Brick Clubs, which use brick toys (such as LEGO® or similar alternatives) to facilitate communication development and social interaction for children and young people that might find communicating challenging. This therapeutic technique is based on innovative research, and is beneficial particularly to children and young people on the autism spectrum, butRead more.

Youth Clubs in East Dunbartonshire

Youth Clubs in East Dunbartonshire

Laura Jennings and her team of staff and volunteers run a Youth Club every Sunday in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire from 6-8 pm.

The club is for young people aged 11-19 who have a primary difficulty with speech and language.

If you have a young person who might benefit from making some friends and trying out a range of engaging activities, please getRead more.

Support Staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Our network of support has been extended and we are delighted to offer new family support options to parents and carers in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Judith, working around Edinburgh, and Laura, working around Glasgow, would be delighted to hear from you to find out what your needs are locally. There are many things they can help with, from activities and skill builders to practical tips on supportingRead more.

Chatta – an app to develop language skills

Chatta – an app to develop language skills

In a digital age, children and young people are spending more time engaging with technology than ever before and it can be challenging to see how we can use that to support development rather than distract from it. With a child glued to their screen, there is sometimes a concern that they are not practising and growing their communication abilities enough, even if theyRead more.

Brick Club

East Dunbartonshire Youth Club

East Dunbartonshire Youth Club

Come along and experience something new and exciting!

The club is run by The Speech Language Communication Company, (SLCO), a charity  which supports children and young people with speech and language impairments.

The club is aimed at 11 to 18 year olds and meets every Sunday from 6pm to 8pm in the Bearsden Scout Hall on Jubilee path, off Roman Road.

The groupRead more.