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THE NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN’S SOCIEY (NDCS)
Support families with deaf children/young adults. They will give you regional and local contacts including parent groups.

Info and helpline:
0808 800 8880
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk
Visit: www.ndcs.org.uk

 

THE EAR FOUNDATION
A UK charity that supports and provides activities, courses and resources for deaf children, young people and adults with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.

Visit: www.earfoundation.org.uk

 

CONTACT A FAMILY
UK based charity providing advice, information and support to families who care for children with any disability or special educational need. The website contains an extensive glossary outlining specific conditions and rare disorders

Helpline: 0808 808 355
Visit: www.cafamily.org.uk

 

 

MAKATON
Makaton uses signs and symbols to teach communication, language and literacy skills to people with communication and learning difficulties

Tel: 01276 606 760
Family advisory service: 01276 606 778
Visit: www.makaton.org

 

SPEAK UP SALFORD
Speak Up Salford - Speech and Language Therapy in Salford. For information on how Children Learn to talk visit
www.speakupsalford.nhs.uk.

Tel: 0161 212 4015
Visit: www.speakupsalford.nhs.uk

 

 

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
The professional organisation for speech and language therapists that provides information to students, parents and professionals, seeking information on Speech and Language Therapy.

Tel: 020 7378 1200
Visit: www.rcslt.org

 

SIGNALONG
This is a sign-supporting system based on British Sign Language designed to help children and adults with communication difficulties

Tel: 0845 450 8422
Visit: www.signalong.org.uk

TALKING POINT
This site has 2 parts:- Parent Point which has vital information on how to support your child’s communication and Professional Point which gives professionals information on speech, language and communication difficulties and
how to assist children.

Helpline: 0845 225 4073
Visit: www.talkingpoint.org.uk

ISIGN PROJECT - FAMILY FRIENDLY SIGN LANGUAGE COURSES

The NDCS are asking families to sign up to show interest. The more families that sign up the more likely it is that a course could be run near Salford.

Visit:www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/how_ndcs_can_help/isign_project/

 

BSL STORIES FOR CHILDREN

Visit: www.mybslbooks.com and www.signedstories.com

http://www.familysignlanguage.org.uk

 

www.hello.org.uk<http://www.hello.org.uk/>
It's got information and resources about the national 'year of communication

 

LOTTIES LOOPS

Great accessories to jazz up your child's hearing aids with well known charcters such as Sponge Bob, Bart Simpson, Dr Who, Elsa, Hello Kitty.

http://lottieshearingaidloops.weebly.com/

 

SUBTITLED CINEMA SCREENINGS

www.yourlocalcinema.com

The UK leads the world in accessible cinema!

Most popular cinemas now have facilities to screen the latest films with subtitles & audio description for people with hearing or sight loss.

Your local cinema lists all subtitled screenings

 

MANCHESTER AIRPORT

http://www.manchester-airport-guide.co.uk/disabled-facilities.htmlhtml

This comprehensive guide provides information about disabled access and special/medical needs at Manchester airport.

 

 

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