ABC Groups

Coronavirus and the associated social distancing and shielding measures have meant we’ve had to stop our face to face ABC group sessions. In the meantime, we have re-designed things to enable our sessions to be delivered online.

This means we can continue to provide consistent and timely support for communication development during lockdown.

Our new ABC at Home online programme has supported more families to access sessions easier as it has reduced the need for travel or session time limitations.

We are receiving encouraging feedback from families accessing ABC at Home, telling us how easily their child is adapting to the sessions and sharing their appreciation and thanks for how we have been able to continue supporting them at this time.

“Tyree has been enjoying the sessions. He seems more focused on the class than he would be in person.”

“The two zoom classes that Rosie has done with Katy have been great and she has been really engaged and enjoyed them”

We also run weekly Wee Song & Sign Circle sessions for children aged 0-3, these sessions are particularly aimed at those at an early stage of communication. You can read more about these here.

If you are a member of DSS you can access additional ABC at Home support and resources on our new online community platform (Hub 21). You can read more about this exciting new member offering here. If you would like to find out more about joining our ABC programme, please email

All of our online sessions comply with our Online Safeguarding policy, this can be accessed here, please take the time to read this policy prior to your session if you have any questions we are more than happy to answer them.