What do we mean by speech, language and communication?
Speech refers to:
Language refers to:
Communication refers to:
What are speech, language and communication needs?
Speech, language and communication needs can occur on their own without any other developmental needs, or be part of another condition such as general learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For many children, difficulties will resolve naturally when they experience good communication-rich environments. Others will need a little extra support. However, some may need longer term speech and language therapy support.
Nottinghamshire Language for Life
Good speaking and listening skills are crucial. Children need them to do well at school and to make friendships. Much later on, good communication skills are vital for their careers, as well as their all-round wellbeing. Nottinghamshire Language for Life provides advice for everyone in Nottinghamshire, so we can all help our children learn to talk and communicate to the best of their ability.
There are lots of things you can do to help your child's speech and language develop. Below are 7 top tips.
Would you like even more handy hints, useful resources and challenges to try out with your child? Make sure you follow Notts Language for Life on social media, where they post regular updates including the Talking Tuesdays feature.
Twitter: @NottsLang4Life Facebook: @nottslanguageforlife
As a school we share these Talking Tuesday Tips as a regular future in our Newsletter, on whole school Dojo and we retweet them on our school Twitter page.
Hungry Little Minds
The Hungry Little Minds campaign launched in July 2019 by the Department of Education. This is a three-year campaign that aims to help parents understand that they have a big impact on their child’s learning and that reading, playing and chatting with them is a simple thing they can do to help them develop.
Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game. This webpage contains simple and fun activities that you and your child can do together.
Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People can help you develop your child’s language and communication skills, so they get the best start in life. This website has ideas and activities which are easy to build into your daily routine. They’re quick and inspiring, but they’re also based on expert advice and evidence, and are proven to help your child’s development.