Speech, Language & Communications

Speech, Language and Communication

What are Speech, Language and Communication needs?

Speech, Language and Communication Needs are difficulties with listening, understanding and communicating with others. Children may have difficulty with only one of these skills or several – every child with SLCN is different (Afasic, 2020).

Support Groups & Information:



  • Afasic supports parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding language.


  • Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate.


  • Stammering supports those who stammer in the UK.





  • Elklan writes and delivers accredited courses for education and other staff working with those with speech, language and communication needs and for parents, and trains a network of licenced tutors to deliver Elklan courses locally.