Scotland: online speech resource launched

07 September 2018

New educational resources have been developed to help students, qualified health visitors and family nurses enhance the speech, language and communication (SLC) skills of young children.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has created an interactive web-based SLC tool, in partnership with experts from practice and education, and with support from the Scottish Government.

Accessible from mobile devices, it is designed to support practitioners’ decision-making and therapy around SLC in the client’s home or in the clinic. It will also signpost resources to help parents support their child’s communication skills.

Joanne Gibson, project lead, NES and SLC NHS Lanarkshire, said the aim is to help empower practitioners ‘to deliver early intervention, prevention and identification of SLC needs’ to help avoid long-term social problems for children.

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