Communication is a vital skill that all children need to learn.
Over one million children in the UK have some kind of speech language and communication needs. This is known as SLCN for short.
Every child is different. Their needs depend on different factors, including:
* Which areas of speech, language and communication they struggle with.
* How severely these areas are affected.
* What skills and strengths they have.
* How they need to use their skills.
* Their level of confidence and self-esteem.
Some children may have difficulty in only one of these areas. Others may have difficulty in more than one.
Some children may have difficulties that can be helped quite easily. Others may have greater needs. Some children will have life-long difficulties that will affect them significantly.
Sometimes children develop their skills in the usual way, but at a slower rate. This is often called a ‘delay’ or ‘delayed speech and language development’.
Sometimes children may have specific difficulties with speech and language, and this is called ‘SLI’, which stands for specific language impairment
Without communication children will not reach their full potential. ‘Talking Point’ is a source of informaiton that can give parents and carers the information they need to help their children develop these skills. If your son or daughter has difficulty with speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in nursery or school. With the right help with talking and listening, they can develop the skills they need. If you are concerned with your child’s speech, language and communication, you can check the progress of their development and find free resources for parents. Just go to http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/
All of Orangutans Day care Nursery practitioners are trained in I CAN