Communication support

BIRD offers accredited Elklan courses to parents as well as Elklan courses aimed at professionals working in school/nursery settings supporting children with communication difficulties. If you would like more details or to find out about courses we have running, please call us on 01244 678629.

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Vacancy at BIRD

The Charity has a vacancy for: Family Support Worker / Therapist – Full Time Salary dependant on experience The post will be based both at the charity’s centre in Eccleston near Chester and it’s outreach project in Oldham. You will work as part of a small multi-disciplinary team offering a rehabilitative programme to children and […]

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Supporting language development..

Language learning develops from birth. Young babies are aware of sounds, they listen and can cry or be startled by unexpected noises. Young babies make sounds to different situations such as a cry to say ‘I am hungry’ or a cry to say ‘I am in pain’ and learn to turn when you are speaking. […]

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Does your child have a social-communication difficulty?

It is believed that over 90% of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition will have social-communication difficulties, and approximately 65% of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Social-communication difficulties are also often associated with learning difficulties, including most commonly problems with literacy. Symptoms of social-communication difficulties include: *       Difficulties interacting with family, friends and key care […]

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Help us to win the National Lottery Awards!

We are delighted to have reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards. The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK. You will probably be aware of […]

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New webcasts launched

Our new project is a series of short ‘webcasts’ that will give you more information about BIRD, the therapies we offer as well as advice about areas that families often voice concerns such as education, communication and social interaction. Our first webcast tells you about BIRD but we have lots more to follow. Follow us […]

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Elklan Speech & Language Support for Under 5’s

BIRD will be running the popular 20 hour ‘Elklan Speech & Language Support for Under 5’s’ course.  This course will provide opportunities for you to develop knowledge and practical ideas to promote the communication skills of children aged 2-5 years but particularly those with Speech, Language & Communication difficulties. The course is aimed at staff […]

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Put your walking boots on for BIRD

Have you made a New Year’s resolution this year to eat less, exercise more, or perhaps even to do something wonderful to support your favourite charity?! If running, cycling and swimming are not your thing, perhaps the TrekFest is for you. A tough, but achievable 13 mile walk in The Peaks. Complete the challenge in […]

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