Jo Frederick MA, BA (Hons), MRCSLT.
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T: 07505 496544
The importance of Speech and language
Learning to communicate is an important building block in a child’s development. It helps them to communicate their needs, make friends and learn skills such as negotiation, problem solving and is the basis for literacy skills.
Every child is unique and, therefore, all children develop at different paces with different skills and challenges.
For some children learning to communicate does not come easily or is an ongoing difficulty. This can happen for a number of different reasons, and can leave children and parents feeling frustrated and isolated.
How Speech and Language Therapy helps
Many children and young people with communication difficulties can be helped to develop their communication skills or be supported to communicate in a different way by a speech and language therapist. We can also give practical advice or training to parents, carers and other professionals about how best to support youngsters with communication difficulties.
“Over 1 Million children in the UK have communication difficulties.”
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"