Afasic Cymru

Supporting parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding.

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Parents support videos and podcasts

Parents talk about the problems they face with their children’s speech, language and communication needs. They discuss ways of helping them communicate and getting the right support.

Our children and how Afasic has helped

This new video shows a group of parents discussing their experiences and how Afasic has helped them. It was filmed and edited by young people from the Tape/Afasic Backstage Youth Club.

Roeddwn i’n meddwl mai bachgen drwg yn unig oedd gennym ni
I just thought we had a naughty boy

Gwrandewch ar hanes didwyll rhiant o anghenion iaith a lleferydd ei mab, o sylweddoli am y tro cyntaf nad bachgen drwg yn unig oedd o ac nad oedd pethau’n mynd i wella ar eu pennau eu hunain…..i’r heriau o ddefnyddio strategaethau cefnogi mewn bywyd bob dydd a’r pryderon sydd ynghlwm wrth wneud y trawsnewid i’r ysgol uwchradd.

Bydd yr anhawster o ddatgelu anghenion ymddygiad pan fydd eich plentyn yn ymddwyn yn dda yn yr ysgol, pa mor anodd yw hi i ofyn am help a sut y mae’n bosibl teimlo nad ydych chi’n gwneud gwaith da fel rhiant, yn taro tant gyda llawer o rieni.

Pwysleisir bwysigrwydd cyfathrebu ddwy ffordd gyda’r ysgol a disgrifir y strategaethau sydd wedi helpu. Fodd bynnag, teimlir mai’r gefnogaeth a roddir i’r teulu cyfan yw’r mwyaf defnyddiol yn awr ac yn y dyfodol.

Listen to a parent’s heartfelt account (in Welsh) of her son’s speech and language needs from the initial realisation that he wasn’t just a naughty boy and things were not going to improve by themselves….to the challenges of applying support strategies in day to day life and the worries associated with making the transition to high school.

The difficulty in disclosing behavioural needs when your child behaves well at school, how hard it can be to ask for help and how you can feel that you’re not doing a good job as a parent, will resonate with many parents.

The importance of good two-way communication with school is emphasised and the strategies that have helped are described. However it is the supports that are received as a family that are felt to be most helpful both now and in the future.

Dealing with challenges and making progress

In this podcast a parent of an 11 year boy talks about what it has been like to parent a child with speech, language and communication needs. We are offered an honest but positive insight into the challenges of obtaining and maintaining the right support, progress over time, what has proved helpful and the impact of these needs at home and at school.

This parent shares with us what she would advise other parents and how aware her son is of his needs. The importance not only of early intervention but of continuing support through the transition onto high school is emphasised. Finally we hear about the family’s hopes and fears for the future and the value of contacting Afasic when you are caring for a child with speech, language and communication needs.

Recognising a problem

Teresa talks about her experiences on discovering her child had a speech and language impairment and what she did to get the right help. She also talks about her involvement with Afasic and its support services.

Helping your child

Kevin, Suzanne and Angela give advice to parents of children with SLI, sharing ideas on things parents can do to help their child communicate. At the end of the film you can find a summary of their tips. (Video courtesy of the RALLI Campaign.)

Getting support

Steve, Kevin, Angela and Suzanne give their personal advice to other parents of children with SLI. They talk about the benefits of getting help for your child, helping family and friends understand your child’s difficulties, and recognising you may need support yourself. (Video courtesy of the RALLI campaign).