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Support for children with communication and language needs

Language development is a critical part of your child’s overall development.


It supports your child’s ability to communicate, and express and understand feelings. It also supports thinking and problem-solving, and developing and maintaining relationships. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the critical first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write.


The suggested activities linked below are generic activities designed by the Community Speech and Language Therapy Service to support communication and language development in children.  Please note:  if your child currently receives support from the school's Community Speech and Language Therapist, she will be in touch with you individually to discuss how you can support your child at home during the school closure.