Services for Young Children

Additional Portage resources   

Useful links for parents, carers and professionals

Advice and support


Toys and Resources

  • Boardmaker - a list of libraries stocking communication display software
  • Do2Learn - Resources for social skills and behavioural strategies
  • Fledglings - Specialist products including many specially designed for disabled children with specific needs
  • STEPs - Special Toys Educational Postal Service


Language and Communication

  • I CAN - Children’s communication charity
  • Keep on Talking Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 695kb - Tips for encouraging children to talk
  • Makaton - A language program using signs, symbols and words to aid communication
  • See and Learn - Communication support for children with Down Syndrome
  • Words for life - Communication milestones


Out and About

Gateway Card - access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available through our short breaks programme

Merlin’s magic wand