About this Website
This website has been created to empower parents, families and carers of children aged between 0-5 years to support speech, language and communication development. Children are unique and not all will learn to talk as quickly as their friends. We know that parents want the best for their children so it can be worrying to see your child experiencing difficulty talking.
“77% of parents who are worried about their child’s speech and language development struggle to find the information they need” Bercow: Ten Years On (2018).
We understand the challenges and frustration some parents face finding trusted speech and language advice. Supporting Talking is an affordable and innovative solution providing information about early language development and practical ways of helping children at home. Supporting Talking boasts a range of learning opportunities, activities and resources for our members as well as guidance and information to help you decide if more specialist support is needed for your child.
About the Author
SupportingTalking.com was founded by Nicola Holmes, a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Early Language Development, with more than a decade of experience supporting children with speech, language and communication needs. Nicola is passionate about early intervention and her experience includes leading a Speech and Language Service for Children’s Centres in the South West as well as establishing an Independent Speech and Language Therapy Practice.
Nicola is a registered health care professional with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a member of The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and a member of the Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).
Nicola was also a Lead Professional Advisor in Early Years for the national charity, The Communication Trust, contributing to a number of publications, public speaking at events and was also a judge at the 2017 Pearson Shine a Light Awards, hosted by Gareth Gates. Nicola remains passionate about giving children the best start in life with their communication skills and continues to support children of all ages with speech, language and communication needs. Nicola is a big advocate and supporter of the NHS and continues to work for a local NHS funded organisation as well as in Independent Practice. Below are just some of the articles authored by Nicola:
Keeping it fresh!
We update the site regularly bringing you new Activities, Booster Plans, Chalk Talks and Podcasts all the time to keep things fun, fresh and interesting for you and your child. We use current research and evidence to ensure all our learning materials and activities are up to date.
You are welcome to browse the open access pages or take a look at our membership benefits. Membership is just £9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. We hope you like what you see!
Check out our public access pages or to become a member!