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What to do if you're worried

Just C.H.A.T

 

C - Check it Out


Most people learn to communicate without really having to ‘work’ at it.  This means we don’t really think about what happens and when it should happen in our development.  Some worries can be about things that are quite normal and nothing to worry about, for example substituting some sounds for others at certain ages.

Check out ‘how is my child doing?'

H - Have a go

There are lots of simple things you can do at home to help. Sometimes the simple things make all the difference.  Relax and enjoy interacting with your child, think about doing these things while playing.

Try out our ‘Top Tips’  and What you can do to help

A - Ask for Advice

  • If your child is at school you can speak to your child's teacher and tell them about your concerns. They will be able to do a mini assessment to work out what is best for your child and give you some advice.
  • If your child is in a preschool or nursery you can speak to your child's key worker and tell them about your concerns.They will be able to do a mini assessment to work out what is best for your child and give you some advice
  • You can ring Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 to speak to a health practitioner about your concerns. They will be able to discuss this with you and give you some advice. Visit the Just One Norfolk website for lots of top tips
  • If your child is not in a preschool or nursery you can come to a 'Lets Talk' session 

T - Take Action

For your child to make the best progress, they need to be supported every day.  If you are given activities and advice, do them a little every day and you will see the best progress. 

If your child is at school or nursery the same activities should be done there as well every day.

Little and often is usually far better and gets better results.

If you’re not sure please speak to your child’s school/setting or Speech and Language Therapist.

If you have any queries please ring our parent advice line: Mondays to Fridays 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on 01502 719830.

This is currently open for parents and professionals for both general and child specific enquiries.