Communication A-I

Afasic

Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers. Afasic is a membership organisation providing a telephone helpline, conferences, publications and support through local groups.

Afasic
1st Floor
20 Bowling Green Lane
London
EC1R 0BD

Tel: 0845 355 5577 (helpline - Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 2.30pm)

Fax:
020 7251 2834
Web: www.afasic.org.uk

ABSLTA - Association of British Sign Language Tutors and Assessors

ABSLTA provides information, support and advice to BSL tutor-members on sign language issues. Promotes professional standards. Keeps directory of member details. Produces a twice-yearly magazine for members.

ABSLTA
66 Castle Drive
Horley
Surrey
RH6 9DE
Email: enquiry@abslt.org.uk
Web: www.abslta.org.uk

Association of Lipspeakers

Promotes the development and training of lipspeakers and offers them support. Also publishes information for agencies and employers, the legal profession, and users of lipspeakers. 'ALS News' is produced twice a year.

Association of Lipspeakers
ALS Information Centre
5 Furlong Close
Upper Tean
Stoke on Trent
ST10 4LB

Tel:
01538 722 482
Fax: 01538 722 442
Email: information@lipspeaking.co.uk
Web: www.lipspeaking.co.uk

Association of Sign Language Interpreters

Encourage good practice in interpreting profession. Represent members on external organisations. Provide mentoring and Continuing Professional Development, training, networking and support for individual members.

Association of Sign Language Interpreters
Suite 165
Milton Keynes Business Centre
Foxhunter Drive
Bucks
MK14 6GD
Tel: 0871 474 0522
Text: 1800 10871 474 0522
Fax: 01908 325 259
Email: office@asli.org.uk
Web: www.asli.org.uk

Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice

Professional body for speech and language therapists working independently. All members are registered and qualified therapists. Online database of members.

Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Coleheath Bottom
Speen
Princes Risborough
Buckinghamshire
HP27 0SZ

Tel:
01494 488 306
Web: www.helpwithtalking.com

Auditory Verbal UK

Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity which teaches deaf babies and children to listen and speak using Auditory Verbal Therapy, so that they can achieve their potential in life.

Auditory Verbal UK
Bignell Park Barns
Chesterton
Oxfordshire
OX26 1TD
Tel:01869 321492
Email:info@avuk.org
Web:  www.avuk.org

 

Blissymbol Communication UK

This communication system contains symbols that are constructed from a number of basic shapes called elements. Blissymbols are particularly suitable for use by cognitively intact individuals, eg with cerebral palsy.

Blissymbol Communication UK
c/o Gillian Hazell
ACE Centre
92 Windmill Road
Headington
Oxon
OX3 7DR

Tel: 07811 452 444
Email: info@blissymbols.co.uk
Web: www.blissymbols.co.uk

Cued Speech Association UK

A national charity that provides information, advice, courses and learning materials on Cued Speech. Cued Speech gives an exact visual representation of spoken language, which allows deaf children to develop their inner language and improve literacy and lipreading. It clarifies the ambiguous lip-shapes of normal speech with eight hand shapes in positions near the mouth.

Cued Speech Association UK
9 Jawbone Hill
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ12 9RW

Tel:
01803 832 784
Text: 01803 832 784
Fax: 01803 835 311
Email: info@cuedspeech.co.uk
Web: www.cuedspeech.co.uk

Deaf Books

Deaf Books publish BSL educational materials and have a number of free downloads and games.

website: www.deafbooks.co.uk
email: caroline@falconpress-printing.co.uk
phone: 01642 525161
fax: 01642 525 121

DeafSign.com

DeafSign.com is a publisher of British Sign Language resource materials. It is a free information service website which is approved by the National Grid for Learning. The website includes a schools' section, games, fingerspelling keyboard, regularly updated news, notice board and guest book with personal replies and online resource ordering.

Co-Sign Communications
16 Highfield Crescent
Hartburn
Stockton on Tees
TS18 5HH

Tel: 01642 580 505
Fax: 01642 808 959
Email: cath@deafsign.com
Web: www.deafsign.com

I CAN

I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. I CAN provides a combination of specialist therapy and education for children, information for parents, and training and advice for teachers and other professionals. The charity aims to ensure that the needs of children with speech and language difficulties are recognised, understood and met, giving them the same opportunities in life as other children.

I CAN
8 Wakley St
London
EC1V 7QE

Tel: 0845 225 4071 or 020 7843 2510
Fax: 0845 225 4072
Email: ican@ican.org.uk
Web: www.ican.org.uk