Information for Children and Young people

At a national level there are different charities and independent organisations that support children and young people who have additional difficulties with speech, language and communication.

Many of the resources available are aimed at supporting the children and young people to develop awareness of their impairment and to share their views on the possible impact it has on learning, behaviour and social and emotional well -being.

In addition there are resources to help them to prepare for transitions, for the future and for adulthood.

Other information about support and network groups, fund raising and social events and resources that promote positive communication with others are also given.

Some of these groups may offer support locally and it is recommended that you visit the websites for further information.

Information may be found by linking to Cumbria's Local Offer and / or through clubs and support groups organised within schools.

AFASIC - Voice for Life campaign
• AFASIC Youth Information Pack (young people 14+- 19 who have difficulty with speech and language)
• Young Person's identity card
• Children and Young People's views - "What do children and young people think about speech, language and communication skills" (consultation 2009)
• Transfer to Secondary School" - AFASIC England - Moving on, Moving Up - Beverly  L and Locke A, Davies - Jones C   Thornton M and Williams R ) - pupil profile and visiting a school sections
• Talking Point (follow section for Young People)
• Pamphlet - "speech and language difficulties and how teachers can help"

BT resources
• Personal skills journey (key skills training for young adults 14-19)
• Moving on (14-16) -student activity pack
• Talking Gym (assessing own skills, learning why communication skills matter and building strengths/ skills as a communicator)
• All Talk (supports English GCSE and "A" level students)
• Many of the resources are multi media

ICAN resources
Video clips, for example, "What is it like to have a communication difficulty?"
Case studies

The Communication Trust
Transition to secondary school: supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs Ayre Anne and Roulstone Sue (NAHT) 2009