The Hanen Centre website offers information on programmes for parents and early years professionals. Helpful articles on speech, language and communication development can also be accessed.
This article explores common misconceptions about early language development – fact or fiction
The Communication Trust website offers many free downloadable resources for parents and professionals.
They have developed an introductory module for professionals:
The Communication Trust has created the Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF) which is a free online professional development tool, accessible to all, which sets out the skills and knowledge that everyone working with children and young people should have. The SLCF self-evaluation tool enables individuals to evaluate their skills, knowledge and confidence in SLC, highlight professional development needs and find training, resources and individuals to meet these needs.
Healthy Child Programme has developed modules for health professionals in speech, language and communication development and in Speech, Language and Communication Needs (module 7).
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults. It has modules and information for parents and professionals on a whole range of topics such as play and language development.
NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND
Following the development of The Scottish Strategy for Autism (2011), NHS Education for Scotland was invited to develop an Autism Training Framework detailing the knowledge and skills required at different levels within the health and social care workforce to achieve key outcomes for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families and carers. The Framework describes the knowledge and skills required across the range from those in generic services through to those working in specialist ASD services.
Informing and Profiling Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Knowledge and Skills- provides a framework for workers in health, education, social care, and the voluntary and independent sectors to identify their learning and development needs in relation to AAC
Children and Young People Scotland Act 2014. This learnpro modules provides information for health, education and social care professionals on identifying and responding to Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
Is a learning resource for staff who want to know and understand how to improve their own communication and make their service more accessible for people with communication support needs.
This website has been developed to support a campaign aimed at helping people to understand the needs of individuals who may have difficulties as a result of impairmed or not speech and who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
The Health Literacy Place supports health and social care staff across Scotland to collaborate with patients, service-users and carers, to enable them to navigate services, and access and understand information about their health and wellbeing.
A learning resource to support practitioners develop desired communication behaviours.
Communication with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities: This learning byte explores the communication needs of people with profound and multiple learning disability. It looks at the communication barriers they often experience and explores techniques and tools to support meaningful interactions.
A DVD and learners workbook.
This learnpro module has been designed to communicate the latest knowledge and principles important to the practice of Motivational Interviewing. Pyschology: E-learning Zone.