The Welsh Government’s Talk with Me Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) delivery plan was published in November 2020. Visit the new Talk with me web page which includes resources to share with families. These SLC pages will continue to be updated with new developments and materials. Please get in touch with us if you have any suggestions for content that could be added to this focus page. You may also wish to visit the Speech, Language and Communication training resources.


December 2023

July 2023

Intervention: Research and guidance

A review of interventions supporting SLC at universal, population and targeted levels of intervention. Interventions include those aimed at supporting parenting and perinatal/ infant mental health, as well as SLC directly. See below for full report, executive summary and a practitioner friendly resource summarising the findings.

Interventions review: supporting early years Speech, Language and Communication (SLC)

Talk with me: Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) intervention guide

Developmental Trauma: The Role of Attachment in Speech and Language Development

Introduction to Developmental Trauma with Enfys

Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) Webinar: Wales Early Language Screening Review

November 2021

Talk with me webinars and presentations

Language development trajectories and risk factors for Speech, Language and Communication needs

Part I: The impact of Covid-19 on children’s SLC, executive function, and sleep

Part 2: The impact of Covid-19 on children’s SLC, executive function, and sleep 

NB Unfortunately Dr Danielle Matthews’ recording failed to upload, so there is no video to accompany this presentation.


June 2021

Virtual Families First/Flying Start conference 


March 2021

Update on ‘Talk With Me’ for the National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children (NAPLIC)

September 2020

Speech, language and communication: Early language webinar

Visit the resource page for videos and presentations: Speech, language and communication: Early language webinar

Catherine Pape
National Speech, Language and Communication Co-ordinator
Children and Families Division
Education and Public Services Group
Welsh Government