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.

We need your help!

We need your help!

At the Speech Language Communication Company, we are very proud of the work we are able to do across Scotland, from providing youth clubs to supporting parents and families. We love helping people find their voice and be heard! We are also very lucky to have a lot of great funders, including the Scottish Government, Big Lottery Fund, and many more. But we need youRead 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.

Inclusive Communication

Inclusive Communication

Inclusive communication means sharing information in a way that more people can understand.

For service providers, it means making sure that you recognise when people understand and express themselves in different ways.

For people who use services, it means getting information and expressing themselves in ways that meet their needs.

It is important for us all to understand thatRead 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.

What is DLD?

What is DLD?

 

Developmental Language Disorder is a type of language difficulty which is not due to another condition (such as autism, Down’s Syndrome or a brain injury). It is unlikely to disappear overnight, so awareness and support from an early age is very important.

The Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Delays (RADLD) describe the three main aspects of DLD as:

  1. DLDRead more.