Stage 3: Helping your Child's Communication

Step 15: Guardian and Speech Language Therapist Partnership

There are 1 million children in the UK with an SLCN. There are approximately 13,000 Speech and Language Therapists, who cover both child and adult services. You are an important link in the chain to your child succeeding with their communication skills.

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  • Follow a referrer’s advice and see your SLT as soon as possible
  • Attend every SLT appointment scheduled
  • Be confident to ask the meaning of unusual words they may be using
  • Talk to, read to, and play with your child
  • Make home-play structured but fun
  • Educate other family members and friends on the best way to help with home-play