Being able to communicate with others is essential to our lives. We all need to be able to interact with others and be able to express what we like and don’t like, how we feel, what we need and to be able share experiences and knowledge.
Learning to communicate starts at birth and continues to develop throughout our lives. Communication skills are needed for us to be able to learn and achieve in and enjoy life.
This starts from birth by learning how to interact with our care givers without words.
What things can help a child
There are certain things that any parent or family member can do to help a child right from their birth. As the child gets older, additional things will help.
We have provided below a range of different tips, advice and sources of information that we know can help into different age ranges:
Baby and toddlers
Birth to 2 years 6 months
2 years 6 months to 4 years
4 to 16 years
If you’re noticing something
Parents are often the first one to notice is something is ‘not quite right’ or if their child is developing any particular tendencies.
We have a range of advice and support available for those that need it.
More complex concerns
If your child has more complex needs or if they already have a particular diagnosis, our specialist support will provide tailored help.