Information for parents
The What Works
website is designed for people working with children and young
people. It has information and research which evaluates different
speech and language interventions. It helps practitioners to see
which approaches might be more successful for different
Although it should help any decisions for individual children,
it will need to be used alongside careful assessment and knowledge
of the children and their individual situation.
It's not designed specifically for parents, so does contain some
For other websites that provide specific information for parents
on speech, language and communication and speech, language and
communication needs, see:
- Talking Point, www.talkingpoint.org.uk - for information on
speech, language and communication
- Afasic, www.afasic.org.uk - for information and support
on specific language impairment (SLI)
- 1Voice - Communicating Together, www.1voice.info -
for parental support and information on augmentative and
alternative communication (AAC)
- Contact a Family, www.cafamily.org.uk - is a national
charity that exists to support the families of disabled children
whatever their condition or disability.
- Parent Partnership Services, www.parentpartnership.org.uk -
offer advice and support to parents and carers of children and
young people with special educational needs (SEN). The National
Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) supports and promotes the work of
Parent Partnership Services (PPS) across England and will point you
to your local service.
Or you could contact the following helplines:
- I CAN, 0207 843 2544.
- Afasic, 0845 3 55 55 77.
- Contact a Family, 0808 808 3555.
- The Autism Helpline run by the National Autistic Society,
provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support
for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families and
carers, 0808 800 4104.
- The BSA Helpline run by the British Stammering Association is a
confidential service offering callers the opportunity to ask, talk
about and explore any issues of concern about stammering, 0845 603