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.

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.