Support for families

Support with speech and communication

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NHS Speech and Language Therapy helpline

This is for parents of children looking for advice or support around their child’s talking and communication or who may have concerns about their child’s speech, language or communication. A speech and language therapist is available on 

Tuesdays from 9 am to 10.30 am
Wednesdays from 11 am to 12.30 pm
Thursdays from 1 pm to 2.30 pm

For more information visit the NHS website or contact


Let’s Talk for Little Ones online webinars

These online webinars provide information and ideas about supporting children’s language and communication for parents provided by NHS speech and language therapists. You will learn about typical language development and some strategies and ideas to try at home.

Register to attend at the Eventbrite website.

For more information, please contact the admin team on

0131 537 7119.

Let’s Talk Early Years website

This website provides information for professionals, parents and families to support children’s speech, language and communication in the early years of the NHS Lothian Speech and Language Therapy team.

For more information visit the Let’s Talk Early Years Facebook page.

Follow the Children's and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy Team on Facebook and Instagram for regular advice on helping your child's communication skills.

Tiny Happy People website

This is a Tiny Happy People website to help parents develop their children's language skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about the development of communication skills.

Craigmillar Books for Babies Family Support at Home service

Referrals can be made for families in Craigmillar with a child under four years to receive communication and language support.

For more information contact

0131 621 2621

Story Club run by The Speech Language Communication Company

This Story Club is designed to help children and young people who experience speech, language and/or communication difficulties.  The children and young people can participate in a variety of activities which can support talking and literacy skills through storytelling and language games as well as enjoying other wider play activities. Children can have fun while developing friendships and building their social communication skills. Sessions will run on Fridays from 2.15 pm to 3.30 pm at

Currie Bowling Club
283 Lanark Road West
EH14 5NR

For more information contact Judith Woodward at

07507 535857