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.
Speech refers to:
Speaking with a clear voice, in a way that makes speech interesting and meaningful
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 conditions. For many children, difficulties will resolve naturally when they experience good communication-rich environments. Others may need a little extra support or longer term speech and language therapy support.
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. LDCS recognise the importance of these skills and regularly share information and tips regarding SLC using Notts Language for Life resources.
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.These tips are designed to give you fun ideas for practising language skills with your little one.
Learn a new word every week and be inspired to get signing. Take a look on our Twitter page to learn the Sign of the Week.
What are signs and symbols?
Why do we use signs and symbols?
How do signs and symbols help?
We’re proud to be a Nursery Rhyme Ambassador for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2020. This exciting initiative helps to support important literacy and language development amongst our young children. You can download your own Parent Pack and take part with your children at home. To register and download your free resources visit: www.worldnurseryrhymeweek.com