Eymp 5 Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication.

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Support children’s speech, language and communication.

1.1) Explain each of the terms:
• Speech – The act of speaking, verbal communication. The act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or ideas by articulate sounds or words.

• Language – Method of communication either spoken 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. Body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, geographical area or same cultural tradition.

• Communication – Transmission of thoughts, feelings or information via body language, signals, speech, writing or behaviour.
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They may struggle with all facets of language including reading and writing. A child with these difficulties may be more easily distracted and inattentive. The longer term impacts could include social and behavioural problems, becoming isolated or withdrawn, aggressive behaviour, difficulties in relating to other people, learning difficulties, emotional problems and possibly depression.
2.1) Explain ways in which adults can effectively support and extend the speech, language and communication development of children during the early years
Children need a stimulating environment in which they are encouraged to talk. Communication and interaction helps to put in place the building blocks for further development. Communication is crucial to speech and language development, as is early reading to children and encouraging their engagement with books and reading.
The current government programme” Every Child a Talker” is designed to raise children's achievement in early language development from birth to five. It provides focussed support in targeted settings to provide the very best early language provision for all children and increase practitioner's knowledge in identifying children at risk of language and communication delay and supporting them as early as possible. The programme encourages strong partnerships with families and carers.