Speech and Language
What is Speech and Language?
Many children in our school have different speech and language needs. Some have specific difficulties pronouncing sounds, others have difficulty speaking in sentences or finding the right words to use when naming or describing things. Some of our pupils have specific programs designed by speech and language therapists. In school we are lucky to have Miss Aftab as our Communication Champion, she works directly with the speech and language service to ensure that we provide the best outcomes for pupils.
How can you help your child develop thier speech and language skills?
The most important thing you can do to support your child with thier speech and language skills is to speak wiht them and model good speaking.
When completing tasks with your child talk to them about what you are doing and encourage them to explain things back to you.
When encountering new things explain what they are and what thier function is e.g. this is a fridger it keeps things cold. This allows your child to link a name to an object. Keep revisiting new words it is so important.
Role play is fantastic for developing speech and language skills. When your child is playing encourage them to speak about it.
Try and limit the amount of time your child spends using tablets and watching television. When doing this children are not interacting with others and often become so engrossed in this that they dont show active listening.
Below are some resources that you can use at home to help your child develop thier skills.
If you have any conerns about your child's speech and language. Please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org