This section has a number of tabs which you can learn about terminology and the type of speech and language disorders that your child might be affected by.

There is a lot of information to help you recognise the difficulties that children may face and how they might be helped.

We have included a number of resources for you to use.


We are currently working on an additional set of resources to help you support children and families.

Please visit the site regularly for the latest updates.

Visit our ‘How to help’ section for links to resources and video content.

SLCO Interactive, our online e-learning programme will guide you through many of the questions you might have, offers information and guidance on many aspects of supporting your child, including rights and education. Use this resource as a learning tool as and when it suits you. You can dip in and out as time permits. 


The Speech Language Communication Company emerged in 2016 as a new charity from its previous name, Afasic Scotland, the Scottish arm of AFASIC. Afasic has been busy helping families since 1968 and highly regarded in the field of speech and language disorders and SLIs  (Specific Language Impairment).

AFASIC has been effectively supporting children with speech and language impairments and has a vast range of information and resources which you can access through their website. There are many fact sheets to download and publications which you will find really useful.

You can access the Afasic Parents’ Helpline on 0300 666 9410, information and opening hours available here –