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United Kingdom: Apraxia Links and Resources

National Organizations and Resources
England and Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Catalogs and Software

National Organizations and Resources

Afasic
UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

The Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills

The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Provides independent speech and language therapy services throughout the United Kingdom.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
Gives information and advice about inclusive education and related issues.

Contact A Family
Provides information about disabilities; puts families in touch with other families; assists parents to develop their own local or national support groups

Department for Education and Skills

Easyspeak Email Discussion Group
An email group about the education of children with speech and language issues. The list is open to parents, teachers and speech and language therapists.

Independent Panel For Special Education Advice
Defending children’s right to special education provision. England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

National Association for Special Needs
nationwide organisation dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for learners of all abilities.

Research Council for Complementary Medicine

Royal College of Speech Language Pathologists
The professional body of and for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Signalong
A sign supporting system based on British Sign Language – offers the widest range of illustrated signed vocabulary published in Britain.

UK Special Needs Discussion Group on Yahoo

England/Wales

Advisory Center for Education
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is an independent advice centre for parents, offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-16 year olds. We offer advice on many topics like exclusion from school, bullying, special educational needs and school admission appeals.

Basic Skills Agency
national agency for basic skills in England and Wales and is supported and funded by the Government.

The Children’s Legal Centre
Represents children in educational disputes with school or LEA in S.E. England. Outside this area will negotiate and mediate with authorities

I Can
integrating education with speech and language therapy for children of all ages- from pre-school to post-16, providing services through our own special schools and in partnership with mainstream education

Scotland

Enquire
The national advice service for special education needs in Scotland.

Special Education Rights: Parents in Scotland

Northern Ireland

Department of Education

Guides to Special Education Documents

Catalogs and Educational Materials

Ann Arbor Publishers
Speech therapy, literacy, visual difficulties (e.g. tracking) materials.

Black Sheep e-Press

Crick Software
large selection of software programs for literacy and communication

Crossbow Education
specialist providers of games, photocopiable material and other practical resources for reading, spelling, language, study skills and early maths

Early Learning Centre
(shops throughout the country) Egames for phonics, numeracy, and phonological awareness at reasonable prices.

Gamz
Software and games for dylexia

Inclusive Technology Catalogue

Learning Materials Ltd
Many materials to help with language development and literacy.
Tel: 01902 454026
e-mail: Learning.materials@btinternet.com

SEN Marketing – Dyslexia and Special Needs Mail order Bookshop has learning materials and books on speech and language, literacy, autism, numeracy
Tel: 01924 871679
e-mail: sen.marketing@ukonline.co.uk

Sheffield Hallam University Press – Special Needs
Materials to support literacy development

TAG
Primary and secondary software covering all areas of the curriculum

Widgit 2000 software Ltd.
Software Solutions for Special Needs

Winslow Education & Special Needs Catalogue
Materials for speech and language, literacy, self esteem, numeracy and autism – suitable for parents/teachers/therapists.