Supporting Children's Speech, Language and Communication

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Name –Amanda Cowley Level 5 Unit – EYMP 5 Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication * An explanation of each of the following terms - Speech - Language - Communication - Speech, language and communication needs Speech – The act of speaking, verbal communication. By way of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or ideas by articulate sounds or words. The English language has more than 40 different sounds and phonemes. Language – A method of communication can be spoken, signed or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured or conventional way. A recognised structured system of gestures, signs and symbols used to communicate. Communication – the interchange of thoughts, opinions or information by speech, writing or signs. It allows us to express ourselves, understand others and to be understood. In order for us to communicate effectively we need to remember to use various skills including listening and taking turns, a mutual language and the ability to express one self. Speech, language and communication needs – Encompasses a wide range of difficulties related to all aspects of communication in children and young people. These can include difficulties with understanding others; forming sounds and words; formulating sentences, fluency and using language. Children may find it difficult to understand what people are saying to them and find it difficult to interact socially with others in the right way. Others may have some difficulty in understanding what the child is trying to say as they struggle to pronounce their sounds correctly. * An explanation of how speech, language and communication skills support each of the following areas in children’s development - Learning - Emotional -
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