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Afasic - Unlocking Speech and Language

Around 6% of children starting school have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) - an average of 2 in every classroom.

Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

Contacts details

Address:15 Old Ford Road
E2 9PJ
Telephone number: Helpline 0300 666 9410 / Office 0207 490 9410

Our Advice and Information Services provide support to thousands of people every year, including Helpline and email support, free to download factsheets and access to our local networks.

Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. We provide information and training for parents - and professionals - and produce a range of publications. Members meet in local groups in many areas of the UK.

Today, Afasic: 

  • has approx. 1,000 members - parents, professionals and supporters
  • is recognised as an authority in its field
  • provides training for parents and professionals
  • provides support and advice to parents

Afasic's mission:
Afasic promotes understanding, acceptance, equal opportunities and the inclusion into society of children and young adults with speech and language impairments. Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. It works in partnership with local and national government, professional and statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations.

If you are a parent or young person wanting help and more information go to or ring our Helpline on 0300 666 9410.

Price: No charge
Based: Nationally based
  • 1 to 2 years old
  • 2 to 3 years old
  • 3 to 4 years old
  • 4 to 5 years old
  • 5 to 11 years old
  • 12 to 16 years old
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • Communication impairments

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