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Here are some strategies that you may find useful to practice whilst waiting your first speech and language therapy appointment.
Use all the methods of communication available to you – gesture, facial expression, writing, key words, point to the letters
Use the alphabet board to spell out the first few letter of a word to help the listener
Download alphabet board
Top tips for communication partners
Apps can be useful to practice language, reading and writing. Use this table below for more information about how to find apps to help you with your speech, reading and writing.
Following assessment, the speech and language therapist may be able to loan you a therapy iPad to trial some of the apps to see if they are helpful.
My Therappy also has links to speech and language therapy apps.
You can show awareness cards to other people to help support your communication. Download and print off the cards below so you can cut them out and keep them with you.