Why Is Early Speech Identifiacton

846 Words4 Pages
ASSIGNMENT 023/ UNIT 22 4.1 The early years are a critical period for children’s development as their brains are still growing therefore early identification of speech and language difficulties is absolutely essential. The sooner a child’s needs can be identified the greater chance there is to make sure they have the correct support so they don’t get left behind. Most importantly for children’s speech, language and communication which in turn underpin so many other areas of children’s development. They may find it hard to control their behaviour and play with other children this will result in them feeling isolated and frustrated. Language is linked to the development of literacy. Children who have poor speech will find it difficult to understand the link between sounds and letter shapes so reading could be delayed. Writing will also be affected. Finding ways to help the child communicate will help their self esteem and help prevent them from antisocial behaviours. If it’s listening or talking, some children and young people find it very difficult to communicate. It’s very important to a child’s development that they are encouraged to find ways of communicating with other children or adults. Obviously the sooner a child is found to have speech or language problem the better, as they can then get the help and support they need to develop their communication skills. Every child a talker is a suitable approach which promotes the importance of a stimulating and interesting environment in which children and young people are encouraged to develop their communication and language skills. It also supports the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. EcAT help practitioners identify what helps communication and language to develop. They also work with children with English as an additional language (EAL). Late identification of speech and language
Open Document