Making sense of the world
Activities and strategies to help a child make sense of their world.
Activities and strategies to help a child communicate.
- Talking together (pdf format, 106Kb)
- Descriptive commentary (pdf format, 32Kb)
- Match plus one (pdf format, 130Kb)
- Summary of strategies to help a child to communicate (pdf format, 117Kb)
- Choices (pdf format, 142Kb) For choosing things that aren't immediate, it can be helpful to use pictures e.g. 'do you want water play or playdough?'
- See also the listening and attention, language skills and communication sections of Treasure Trove (pdf format, 253Kb).
Activities and strategies to help a child interact with others.
Speech and language resources
View the SLT advice poster (pdf format, 48Kb) if you're worried about your child's speech.
Communication Station - a resource of speech and language therapy videos made by NHS elect.
The Children’s Speech and language therapy – Oxfordshire NHS covers all areas of speech, language and social communication development. In addition, it has activities and resources relevant to the age and communication needs of the child.
Knowing a child’s stage of communication (pdf format, 117Kb) is helpful for children with social communication difficulties.
Speech and language therapy referrals
Information to include when making a referral for speech and language therapy.
Understand and respond to children
Early Years Autism Project created the leaflets below. They may help you understand and respond to children with social communication difficulties and autism.
- Auditory strategies (pdf format, 182Kb)
- Asking for help (pdf format, 338Kb)
- Calming strategies (pdf format, 166Kb)
- Emotional regulation (pdf format, 183Kb)
- Oversensitivity (pdf format, 218Kb)
- People names (pdf format, 210Kb)
- Tactile strategies (pdf format, 207Kb)
- Under sensitivity (pdf format, 247Kb)
- Visual schedules (pdf format, 326Kb)
The Council for Disabled Children (early support) produces information resources about a variety of needs including:
supports practitioners to learn more about special educational needs and the best ways of supporting children.
The Autism Education Trust has produced Autism Standards and Competency framework to help settings to evaluate their practice. These contain useful resources and strategies.