Page updated 24th Jan 2021


Signposting - Organisations & Support

Autism Spectrum Condition

KATKent Autistic Trust - A local charity providing support for people with an Autism Spectrum Condition.
Nas social skills in young children
NAS: Supporting Parents, Carers, children & young people impacted by Autism. 

Child Development

Anna Freud EYFSEarly Years in Mind Resource page from the Anna Freud, National Centre for Children & Families.

A great resource page, full of informative videos and resources. 
HarvardHarvard Centre for The Developing Child - Resource Library
Information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers.
Siren films
SIREN Films Child Development video-based training
Summer BornSummerBornChildren A website Campaigning for Flexible School Admissions for Summer Born Children
The smallest thingsThe Smallest Things - Supporting Awareness and Change for Premature Babies

Language Development and Communication

ECATEvery Child a Talker (ECAT) is a national project to develop the language and communication of children from birth to five years of age.
I canI Can offer training, resources, advice and support, promoting communication skills children need to fulfil their potential.
I can talking pointI CAN's Talking Point gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.
Look say and play
Look, Say, Sing, Play is a comprehensive set of resources that encourage interaction between parents and their babies.
Words for life
National Literacy Trust  - Words for life A website offering a range of activities to support language development. 
SaLTThe POD - NHS Children's Therapies Speech and Language. For advice from and referrals to NHS Kent Speech and Language Therapists.
KelsiThe Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technology (KM CAT) Service
National Literacy TrustTips for talking to your baby and young child


OT mumsOT Mom Learning Activities Ideas to support children in having good, strong foundations in fine motor, gross motor, visual perception and coordination skills
OTThe Pod - NHS Children's Therapy  - OT
For advice and referrals from NHS Kent Occupational Therapies.


Downloadable Resources


Attention autismAttention Autism - Introduction


AldoAldo Goes to School. Experiencing Primary School through the lens of the autistic spectrum.​
Building blocks for learningBuilding Blocks for Learning
Making sense of Sensory BehavMaking Sense of Sensory Behaviour Become more aware of the effects of sensory information and how it impacts behaviour.
Making Sense of your sencsoryMaking Sense of Your Sensory Behaviour Take a look at your sensory world. 
Sensory processingSensory Processing Coordination and Attachment
Beacon House
Autism eyeAutism Eye Magazine including an Article on Sensory Processing
Sensory Integration for Students
APMAutism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behaviour
Hand gymHand Gym for Fine Motor Skills
Sensory Assessment Checklist   AETSensory Assessment Checklist - AET
Sensory audit toolSensory Audit for Schools and Classrooms
Sensory profileThe National Strategy Sensory checklist
The beaconSensory Assessment Checklist - The Beacon STLS

Speech and Language Development

ECATEvery Child A Talker: Child Monitoring Tool and Action Plan
"The child monitoring tool enables practitioners to assess the developmental level of children’s speech, language and communication. It is structured across 4 strands which, although appear separate, are interlinked.  
It is proposed that observations link to the best fit for a child in each strand (see information on the reverse of the tool). The information is to be put onto the overview sheet along with the child’s chronological age in months. The developmental stage needs to be compared to the child’s chronological age to establish if the child is ‘at risk of delay’, ‘as expected’ or ‘ahead’ (see information on the reverse of the tool).  
This is a very powerful and informative tool and should be used on a regular basis to link outcomes to learning language across the provision." Leicestershire County Council
ECAT national StrategiesEvery Child A Talker ECAT: National Strategies Guidance for Early Language Lead Practitioners
ECAT Child Monitoring Tool
ECAT Child Monitoring Tool Action Plan
ECAT Child Monitoring Tool Cohort Tracker
ECAT Frequently Asked Questions Link
ECAT 10 top tipsECAT - 10 Top Tips for Talking
I can help
I Can have put together a list of Apps to support a child's speech and language development
ICan ages and stagesI Can - Ages & Stages  key information about babies and young children’s speech, language and communication.
Early language behavioursI Can - Early Language Behaviours

Media Links

Media Links

Attention Autism Stage 1
Supporting children with Autism - Attention Autism – Stage 1, Bucket
Attention Autism Stage One


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