Speech Language and Communication Needs
Some children have difficulties listening, understanding and communicating with others.
SLCN is the over-arching term used to describe these.
Around 10% of children have some form of SLCN when they start school.
Difficulties children with SLCN may face include
- speech which is difficult to understand
- stammering or stuttering
- not able to use intonation
- not able to hear the difference in speech sounds
- using joining words (but, so, etc)
- sequencing ideas – so some sentences may be very long winded
- difficulty getting a conversation back on track
- not understanding formal/informal types of conversations (eg with adults/friends)
The Communication Trust
Afasic – Voice for Life
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