We Are In The Scotsman!

We Are In The Scotsman!

Scottish Charity working to help give children a voice

“Parents often feel isolated and uncertain of how to proceed if they can’t get the right speech and language support for their children”, says a Dundee-based charity.

The Speech Language Communication Company aims to shine a light on children with speech and language issues and provides support forRead more.

Harry’s Story

Let’s talk about Harry

This family has benefited from contact and support with us since April 2018.

Harry is 9 years old with a Developmental Language Disorder, who attends mainstream school.  

Although often very clever (children with DLD are often referred to in education speak as having ‘spikey profiles) because they can excel inRead more.

Whats APPening

Whats APPening

What’s ‘APPening

Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

Your child can learnRead more.

Calling All Parents And Carers

Calling All Parents And Carers

CALLING ALL PARENTS AND CARERS: GET IN THE KNOW!

Understanding parents’ and carers’ rights

Do you know what rights you have as a parent or carer of child with additional support needs (ASN)?

Parents have a range of specific rights under additional support for learning law. The definition of ‘parent’ goes furtherRead more.

HoneyPot Ceramics Event (Edinburgh)

Last month, we held our HoneyPot Ceramics event in Edinburgh’s Royal Observatory.

All of the families who attended this event are linked through us as part of the family support group that we run in Edinburgh, and we had a fantastic turn out on the day! It was great fun for everyone involved.

The group consisted of both boys and girls of all ages and abilities which meant they were ableRead more.

Sara And Thomas’ Story

Sara And Thomas’ Story

Sara, mum of Thomas aged 5:

 

“The fact that you are there to ask and guide me has really taken a weight off my mind. I am still waiting for an appointment to see a speech specialist but I am happy to see my son’s speech improving while we wait. He is a lot happier and his outbursts of anger are a lot more manageable. Thanks to some of the advice I’ve been given, I feel a lotRead more.

SLCo Is A Living Wage Employer

SLCo Is A Living Wage Employer

It’s been one whole year since we joined the Living Wage movement!

Recently, a scheme was launched to help Dundee become the UK’s first “living wage city”. Speech Language Communication Company was one of the few charities in attendance at the launch and for that, we are very proud.

As an organisation, we have always paid more than minimum wage- even years before weRead more.

What’s ‘APPening…

What’s ‘APPening…

The Jolly Phonics App enables children to hear letter sounds, recognise the letter sounds, see letter formation and write the letters themselves. They’ve also got some great phonics games in their sister app, Jolly Phonics Fun!  Read More »

The Importance of Play In The Early Years

The Importance of Play In The Early Years

Did you know? 

Play is one of the most important ‘jobs’ for your young children, helping them to develop language skills, process their emotions and learn social skills. When young children play, they learn at the same time so these are great opportunities for you to sit with your child and encourage their language development.

Top tips for playtime:

Text 2 Give

Text 2 Give

To help raise vital funds for our Youth Groups, Brick Clubs and Speech & Language support services, we are now accepting text giving.

To donate to our cause, please text SPEECH10 to 70085 to donate £10

This text will cost you £10, plus a standard network rate message. Alternative amounts that can also be donated are £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, £10, £15 and £20.Read more.