For individuals who do not rely on verbal language to express themselves, a range of Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC) systems can be used. The Devon AAC Intervention Service provides specialist Speech and Language Therapist input.
Beacon House is a team of professional, compassionate and highly experienced chartered psychologists, psychotherapists and occupational therapists. They provide a wide range of assessments and effective therapies for children and young people, families and adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and relationship conflict. As a service they have a special interest in repairing the effects of trauma and attachment disruption.
The Communication Trust and Consortium is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations working together to support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. The Communication Trust and Consortium resources are hosted on the Speech and Language UK website.
The UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.
Speech Link and Language Link are innovative multi-media packages that give teachers and teaching assistants the ability to screen for developmental speech and language difficulties. Information is also given about implementing appropriate support programmes and strategies. If you do not currently subscribe to Speech Link and Language Link click here for more information and a FREE demo.
Autism Education Trust. The website includes extensive resources and advice to support effective education practice in the area of ASD. Access to the website is also a requirement for schools who are currently, and will be in the future, participating in the DEAP (Devon Enhanced Autism Programme). Access to resources are free, but professionals are required to sign up to receive a password to access the full site.
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) aims to change society by removing barriers so that everyone with dyslexia can reach their full potential in education, in employment and in life.
The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. We work to upskill staff at all stages of education, be that an Early Years practitioner or a senior university lecturer, to ensure all learners can achieve their potential.
Call (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) Scotland helps children and young people across Scotland to overcome disability and barriers to learning created by their environment, and to fulfil their potential. The link will take you to a resource page which has posters and leaflets identifying useful ICT resources and apps which can support learners. Posters and leaflets are available for many platforms and for a range of learning barriers.
SEND Resource Library