Communication Resources and Information

Supports development of speech, language and communication by sharing information, films, activities and other resources to help children and young people communicate to the best of their ability

What is the Communication Trust?

A group of over 50 not-for-profit organisations make up the Communication Trust. They support everyone who helps children and young people to communicate. Their focus is on children and young people who find it difficult to communicate as a result of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Through The Eyes Of A Child 

Four films narrated by comedian Kathy Burke, full of useful advice about how to encourage your child to talk and interact with you. The films are divided into age group. For parents of children up to 3 years old. 

Small Talk Booklet

How to help children age 0-5 learn to talk and listen. How to tell if they are on the right track. What to do if you have concerns about your child.

Raa Raa The Noisy Lion

Television programme designed for 2-4 year olds. The series explores children's communication skills through the use of Raa Raa's 4 Rs - repetition, rhyme, rhythm and retelling.

Listen Up

Listen Up 0-5 includes a card game with fun activities and advice on how parents and early years workers can best use this resource.


The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) is a five year research collaboration working with partners from across the world to transform our understanding of how children learn to communicate with language.

Other Ways Of Speaking

Read this booklet if you live or work with children or young people whose speech is difficult to understand or who have no speech. Find out how you can help support them and where to go for further information.

Summer Talk

Fun and 'easy to do' activities for trips to the zoo, park and museum, along with games and challenges to keep kids entertained on car journeys and at home.

Talking Point

This easy to use checker will help you to check the progress of your child's language development. This is only meant as a guide so please come along to the speech and language drop ins held in the children centre's Play and Learn sessions if you have any further concerns.

Find some great You Tube clips here:

Let’s Get moving with Action Words

Supporting Early Interaction and Communication

Helping your child understand language: one information carrying word

Visual supports