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Communication offer for young people - 16 to 25

All children and young people are entitled to

  • Access to knowledgeable practitioners aware of their role in supporting speech, language and communication development and working together in partnership
  • Access to training videos for supporting your child's communication via the Blackpool Graduated Approach Toolkit, Communicate CIC training videos Communicate/ Social Value
  • Access to key messages promoting positive interaction
  • Access to a GP
  • Information about websites promoting the development of speech, language and communication such as AfaisicTalking Point and Speech and Language UK
  • NHS telephone advice service short appointments

Some children and young people may need

  • Access to an NHS speech and language therapist (SALT) who will give you advice about how to help your child via a telephone advice services up to age 18
  • Access to an identified member of staff to discuss concerns and seek advice around your child's speech, language and communication needs while in education

A few children and young people may need

  • Access to a NHS speech and language therapist who can assess, provide advice and guidance and, where appropriate, intervention to your child up to age 18
  • Support from the local authority for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan up to the age of 25.
  • Support from the adult speech and language therapist service for post 18.
  • Access to further information on AAC through ACE Centre