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Speech and Language Needs

In the first five years of life, speech, language and communication skills develop quickly. If your child is having difficulty with these skills, it is important that they get help as soon as possible.

You can discuss any concerns you have with your Health Visitor, childcare provider e.g. childminder, nursery or your child’s school. They can give you ideas on how to support your child’s speech, language and communication.  They can also include your child in a speech therapy group if there is one taking place at the nursery or school, or offer advice on possible training courses you can go on to help your child. Discussing your concerns they can make a referral to the speech and language therapy department when the time is right.

Last Updated 07/11/2022

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