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Around 6% of children starting school have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) - that's 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. 

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.

If you are a parent or young person wanting help and more information visit their website at or ring their Helpline on 0845 355 55 77.

Sunderland Afasic group meets regularly.  If your child has a speech, language or communication difficulty come and meet with other parents and carers for information and support. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
07729 271 595
0300 666 9410

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
5-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transition into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
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