Links to Other Resources
The links below have been reviewed by KidsInclusive staff; however we are not responsible for the contents of the links provided. Links are provided to assist families in learning as much as they can while they wait for their assessment and beyond. Many thanks to the various organizations we have linked to.
These links do not replace the advice of doctors and therapists. Always consult with your therapist if you have questions or concerns.
The Hanen Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization that enables young children to develop the best possible language and literacy skills. They have a variety of articles, videos and activities for parents and children with various communication needs.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication:
What is AAC? – This is a short video that explains the ways in which we communicate, what augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is, and shows some types of devices that might be used for children who are non-verbal or have difficulty communicating. It also touches on who can benefit from AAC and how communication is important to a child’s ability to learn at school. Communication is essential for everyone, no matter the form!
Aided Language Stimulation – This short video describes how to use Aided Language Stimulation (also called Modelling) to help a child learn how to use their communication system (e.g., communication book, communication board, communication device).
PRC video – In this video by PRC, you will follow a child named Trevor as he begins to learn language. The difference between speech and language is highlighted, as well as how Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) can help a child learn language while supporting speech development.
This site has compiled a list of resources that might be helpful for children with a variety of speech sound impairments, not just motor speech.
The Stuttering Foundation of America has an extensive website offering resources to families including sections for parents of preschoolers and school age children, a ‘Just for Kids’ section, and a 13+ section for teens.