SLCo supports children and young people across Scotland with speech disorders, delayed language development and lifelong communication disabilities, and their families. Struggling with learning, attention and behaviour difficulties, and complex needs, the children and young people are often bullied and socially excluded.
Family support services, with a social pedagogy approach, boost resilience and help parents gain key parenting skills, becoming more confident/skilled communication partners/advocates for their children. Support can be face-to-face or online . Parents’ Drop-in Sessions offer a chat, a cuppa, advice and information.
We provide Scotland-wide information, helpline and e-learning for parents, carers and professionals.
Supportive, therapeutic services for children and young people offer fun and friendship and boost language development, social skills and mental wellbeing. These include: weekly youth clubs , online Chill Sessions ; a befriending service for young adults; and 6-weekly blocks of clubs including Brick Club, Robotics Club, Story Club, and Learn + Play, for younger children.
After moving safely online during COVID, we have resumed ‘face-to-face’ activities in line with risk assessment and guidance.
SLCo builds on more than 20 years’ experience, having been AFASIC Scotland until 2016.