Lost for Words: Understanding speech and language 


This topic aims to provide an overview of children’s language and speech development. It explores the difference between language and speech, as well as typical development of language and how to identify children who may have language difficulties.  Strategies for supporting language development in children will be explored.
 Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the differences between speech and language.
  2. Understand the typical progression of speech and language development.
  3. Use the tools provided to identify children who are experiencing difficulties with speech and/or language.
  4. Use some general strategies for supporting language development in your everyday work.
  5. Set age-appropriate activities to encourage speech and language development.
Links to the National Quality Standard

Links to the Early Years Learning Framework

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