These organisations may be useful if you are looking for information on communication and childhood deafness.
See also Communication A-I.
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.
Information on, and contacts for, Paget Gorman Signed Speech.
Paget Gorman Signed Speech
PGS Administrative Secretary
43 Westover Road
Tel: 01252 621 183
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.
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
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.
Offer information about BSL interpreted and captioned theatre performances around the country. Offer advice and training to theatre companies.
A UK resource on speech disorder causes, treatments and therapies with features and practical advice from journalists and experts.
Green Wood Drive
Manor Park Cheshire
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.
54 Commercial Street
Tel: 020 7377 0540
Text: 020 7247 7801
Fax: 020 7247 5622
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.
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
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.