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All of our information leaflets are free to download for parents and professionals working with children with speech, language and communication needs. They must not be photocopied, sold or shared outside your setting without Seaside SaLT permission. If you would like to share a leaflet with a colleague please direct them to download it from our website free of charge or purchase a pack (see below). Thank you!

Ten Top Tips for Communicating

Supporting a child with speech and language doesn’t need to be complicated! Download this for 10 quick things you can start doing today to support your child’s development. Stick it to the fridge so all the family can help your child learn language every day! Purchase this leaflet as a poster for £12.

Promoting Communication in Babies

Learning to talk starts when the baby is still in mummy’s tummy! By the time they are born they already recognise your voice and are interested in listening to it. You can be supporting your child’s communication development from day 1. This leaflet has lots of fun activities to try with babies or older children. Don’t worry if your older child enjoys these games too – we can have fun interacting at any age!

Activities for developing listening and attention

Being able to listen is the most important skill when learning to communicate. We live in a busy, noisy world and it isn’t always easy to screen out the background noise and listen to what someone is saying. These ideas will help your child develop listening skills which helps their language development. They are also lots of fun!

Understanding First Words

Before children start talking they need to understand what some familiar words mean. This leaflet has lots of easy ideas for supporting your child’s understanding. As well as helping them learn words, developing understanding helps reduce toddler tantrums so it’s a win-win!

Understanding 2 Information Carrying Words

Once children have started saying words they need to learn how to put words together into little phrases like ‘no juice’ or ‘big bus’. These activities are ideal for children who are saying lots of words but not yet joining them together.

Learning New Words

We are all learning new words all the time – 10 years ago we wouldn’t have been talking about contactless cards, e-bikes and segways! Primary School Children learn approximately 10 new words a day!! So it;’s not surprising if they sometimes struggle to remember them all. This leaflet has lots of tips of ways to help your child learn and remember new words and expand their vocabulary.

Supporting a child with unclear speech

Lots of children have difficulty pronouncing words and sounds. Many children grow out of this but lots need some support to develop clear speech. If you have a child whose speech is not yet clear this will give you lots of strategies and ideas to help them.

Supporting a child who is reluctant to speak

Sometimes children who chatter away at home are reluctant to speak in school or nursery. This can be shyness or it may be a sign of selective mutism. If you think your child may have selective mutism you should request a referral to a SLT. If your child has been diagnosed with SM or you think they may have it and are waiting for an assessment this leaflet will give you some simple strategies you can start straight away to support your child.

Supporting a child with a stammer

Many pre-school children go through a period of stammering as their language develops. Whilst most of these children grow out of it some will continue to stammer into primary school. These strategies are shown to help children move through a stammer and support their confidence in speaking.

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Some children who have difficulties with language development may have developmental language disorder. This is a long lasting difficulty with understanding words and talking. It is likely to affect your child in school, maybe with learning and/or developing friendships. The good news is that speech and language therapy can be really effective in supporting children with DLD. DLD is not as well known as other communication difficulties. This leaflet gives more information about DLD and how to help. If you have a child diagnosed with DLD you may want to share it with your child’s school or with family members so they can understand more about this condition.

All our leaflets are available as free downloads. However if you do not have access to a printer and would like a set of 5 copies of each leaflet for your setting (50 leaflets) these can be ordered from at a cost of £25 (50p per leaflet)


If settings would like to purchase any of our leaflets as posters just get in touch – They cost £12 per poster and orders will be run when 5 copies have been ordered.

Keep an eye on our shop as we will be adding more resources and activities every month!