I CAN's Talking Point

Your first stop for information on children’s communication

Welcome to I CAN’s Talking Point. Here you can find information to help you understand and support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.

Talking Point is here to help parents who are concerned about their child’s development. We also provide information to help the children’s workforce support children with speech, language and communication needs.




To get started, you can download our guide to speech, language and communication needs below



Planning For and Supporting SLCN in Early Years Settings

The Early Years SEND Partnership builds upon the legacy of Bercow: Ten Years On and delivers programmes designed to make a difference to children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN) in the early years.


I CAN’s dedicated section for parents. Talking Point gives parents/carers the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills



Information and guidance for those who work with children and young people. Our resources can help you identify signs of a child who is struggling to communicate, and ensure they get the support they need.


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