Almost everything we do involves speech, language and/or communication. Everyday tasks, learning, sorting out problems, having a conversation, getting a job, making friends and having fun all rely on our ability to communicate.
Being able to say what you want to say and to understand what other people are saying is the most important skill we need in life. Yet many people take communication for granted. Some children and young people have difficulty communicating with others; they have speech, language and communication needs - often referred to as ‘SLCN’.
The booklet linked below provides information about children who may need some additional help with their communication, some signs to look out for and some ways to provide further help.
If you have any concerns about your child's communication development please speak to a member of staff or your GP.