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 yearsRead 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, £15Read more.

Upcoming Events

Family Pop-ins 

For children affected by speech, language & communication difficulties. Come along and meet us for lots of information and guidance on your child’s communication development

Edinburgh – Kirkliston Library Friday 2nd Nov 2-4pm
Edinburgh – Gilmerton Library Monday 12th Nov 2-3.30pm
Edinburgh – Morningside LibraryRead more.

What is DLD?

What is DLD?

DLD is a communication difficulty that affects an estimated 3 per cent of children at school starting age, that’s one or two in every classroom.

 

People have often heard about other forms of language difficulties like Dyslexia or difficulties related to Autism, but not ever heard of DLD. Affected children are functioning in the expected way in all areas of development apartRead more.

Get A Buddy Programme (East Dunbartonshire)

Get A Buddy Programme (East Dunbartonshire)

2018 is the Year of Young People. Our new befriending programme, GAB (Get A Buddy) has launched in East Dunbartonshire, supporting young people to enjoy social opportunities through fun and friendship. Older children whose speech and language difficulties are pervasive experience disabilities for life andRead more.

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.

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.