Children & Families Resources

This hub is full of helpful resources written by individuals, organisations and groups across Scotland working to improve Inclusive Communications.

The links in this hub will take you to external websites. Please be advised that these links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only.

The following resources relate to how inclusive communication can help children and families.

Resources and Guidance

Call Scotland Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.

Communication for disabled children (Scope: About Disability)

Cricksoftware Offers software similar to Widgit and Boardmaker but allows you to purchase additional different symbol sets in addition to their own pictorial symbols.

Enquire Advice and information about additional support for learning for children in Scotland

Helping Young People Move on Successfully  Guide to working out what a person wants as they prepare to move from school to adult life. The SDS Consortium

Helping Young People Move on Successfully  Timeline form to work out what a person wants as they prepare to move from school to adult life. The SDS Consortium

How to Guide 1 – Introduction Guide to transitions process for young people with communication support needs across Scotland. The SDS Consortium

How to Guide 2 – Hopes and Fears A group activity to help young people discuss their hopes and fears for the future. The SDS Consortium

How to Guide 3 – Box of Interests  To help young people discuss and share things they like and dislike. The SDS Consortium

How to Guide 4 – Layered Images Creating drawings and collages to help young people focus on their future aspirations. The SDS Consortium

How to Guide 5 – Dressing Up and Role Play A playful way to enable young people to discuss relationships and explore roles through dressing up. The SDS Consortium

How to Guide 6 – The Perfect Meeting  The SDS Consortium