Communication J-Z

These organisations may be useful if you are looking for information on communication and childhood deafness.

See also Communication A-I

Makaton Vocabulary Development Project

Makaton is a recognised approach to teaching communication skills for those with communication and learning difficulties of all ages. Makaton provides access to education, training and public information through the use of symbols and signs with speech. Resource, training and translation available.

Tel: 01276 606760
Email: info@makaton.org
Web: www.makaton.org

Paget Gorman Signed Speech

Information on, and contacts for, Paget Gorman Signed Speech.

Paget Gorman Signed Speech
PGS Administrative Secretary
43 Westover Road
Fleet
GU51 3DB
Tel:
01252 621 183
Web: www.pagetgorman.org

Remark!

They are a company that offer a variety of high quality training courses in British Sign Language (BSL).

Their offices and training rooms are located in Greenwich where they offer courses ranging from Pre-level 3 right up to NVQ level 4. Their BSL qualified tutors also offer in-house training for companies and organisations wishing to learn BSL levels 1 and 2.

Email: info@remark.uk.com
Website: www.remarkaccess.uk.com

Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters

Aim is to foster and enhance Sign Language Interpreting services so that deaf and hearing people may have adequate communication for all purposes. Also hold the Register of Sign Language Interpreters.

Scottish Association of Sign Language
Suite 196

Central Chambers
93 Hope Street

Glasgow
G2 6HD

Tel: 0141 248 8159
Fax: 0141 221 1693
Email: mail@sasli.co.uk
Web: www.sasli.co.uk

Signalong Group

Offer a communication approach, which is a sign-supported system, based on BSL. Have a range of visual communication resources and offer training.

Signalong Group
Stratford House
Waterside Court
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4NZ

Tel:
0845 450 8422
Email: info@signalong.org.uk
Web: www.signalong.org.uk

Signature (formely the CACDP)

The primary aim of Signature is to promote communication between deaf and hearing people by offering high quality nationally recognised assessments and accreditation in Sign Language and other forms of communication used by deaf people.

Signature
Mersey House
Mandale Business Park
Belmont
Durham
DH1 1TH
Tel: 0191 383 1155
Text: 0191 383 7915
Fax: 0191 383 7914
Email: durham@signature.org.uk
Web: www.signature.org.uk

Signed Performances in Theatres - SPIT

Offer information about BSL interpreted and captioned theatre performances around the country. Offer advice and training to theatre companies.

Signed Performances in Theatres - SPIT
SPIT
6 Thirlmere Drive
Lymm
Cheshire
WA13 9PE

Tel: 01925 754231
Text: 01925 757115
Email: ian@spit.org.uk
Web: www.spit.org.uk

SpeechDisorder

A UK resource on speech disorder causes, treatments and therapies with features and practical advice from journalists and experts.

Jane Marshall 
SpeechDisorder
Daresbury Point
Green Wood Drive
Manor Park Cheshire
WA7 1UP
Email: janem@speechdisorder.co.uk
Web: www.speechdisorder.co.uk

 

Stagetext

Provision of captioning services for arts, entertainment, educational and cultural venues. Promotes the use of captioning to increase accessibility for all people with a hearing loss.

Stagetext
First Floor
54 Commercial Street
London
E1 6LT
Tel:
020 7377 0540
Text: 020 7247 7801
Fax: 020 7247 5622
Email: enquiries@stagetext.org
Web: www.stagetext.org

Talking Point

Talking Point is the first stop online for information about speech and language difficulties in children. It is run by I CAN working with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Afasic. The site is aimed at both parents and professionals providing vital, quick and accessible information to help support children with speech and language difficulties.

Tel: 0845 225 4071
Email:
info@talkingpoint.org.uk 
Web:
www.talkingpoint.org.uk

Talk With Sign

More and more hearing people are learning BSL and ‘Talk With Sign Books’ is there to help the D/deaf  and hearing community that would like to learn British Sign Language, Lipreading or would just like to learn more about deafness and deaf culture/issues.  We offer the best collection of Books, CDroms and DVDs relating to D/deafness and Deaf Culture.

Talk With Sign Books
9 Churchill Way
Gloucestershire
GL7 0AZ

Tel/Text: 07989 029 670 or 07970 580 997
Email: customerservices@talkwithsign.com
Web: http://www.talkwithsign.com

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust believes that speech, language and communication skills are the most important skills that every child needs to succeed in life. The purpose of the Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.

www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk