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Speech and Language develops in different stages at different ages. Click on any age to find out what to expect as a minimum for all the typically developing children you support.

Practitioners - Resources and Links


  • Speech & Language Therapy Referral Information:

1) County Health Partnership:

Nottinghamshire County Referral Form

County Referral Checklist

2) NCFP:

Home Talk Service Referral Guidance
Request for Home Talk (May 2014 onwards)
Referral to NCFP Speech & Language Therapy

3) To find out more about purchasing additional Speech and Language Therapy for schools click here.

  • Talking Together posters and leaflets:

All the information leaflets shown on this website for parents and communities about how to support children’s language development are available for FREE for Nottinghamshire’s Health and Nottinghamshire County Council staff. For schools, private day nurseries and other interested parties they can be purchased at a cheaper cost than self printing and copying and with the optional addition of your own logos (copyright Nottinghamshire Healthcare) from Nottinghamshire County Council Design and Print.  Email or phone 0115 9773318.


Switch Off and Talk display: Would you like to set up a Switch Off and Talk display for your setting? Click on the pink link for some resources to download and here for an evaluation tool for your campaign.

Make time for rhyme display. Susie, Children's centre SLT in Mansfield, has created a display for you to download for your setting. It focuses on the theme of "Make time for rhyme". Rhyme awareness is crucial for the development of speech asound and early literacy, so why not download it for your setting so you can share these tips with your parents? 

Drop the Dummy Christmas Campaign. Join in with our campaign in your setting! You can downlaod the resources by clicking on the following links; Event Advertising Poster; Display Resource; Drop your Dummy Certificate; Pledge to Drop certificate; Reindeer Food tags - a free gift if they pledge to/manage to give up; Santa's Washing Line to peg their dummies onto for baby reindeer! Kieren Maloney (Warsop Children's Centre)'s Christmas Certificate and letter from centre on Christmas Day.

Or further details/advice contact your local children's centre SLT/Language Lead.




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Click here  if you’re working with older children in the youth justice system.

Click here if you’re working with parents of younger children.

Watch the Still Face Experiment video.

Watch the RALLI Specific Language Impairment video.



Listen to Michael Rosen's Radio 4 broadcast on how children develop their first words



*NEW Scientific proof that teacher knowledge and training of early language development improves very young children's expressive language 

ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development  (LuCiD)