Communication & Interaction
Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding what is being said to them or they do not understand or use social rules of communication. The profile for every child with SLCN is different and their needs may change over time. They may have difficulty with one, some or all of the different aspects of speech, language or social communication at different times of their lives.
School or parents can refer to specialist agencies for help and advice with SLCN. Speech therapists may need to assess and work with your child to meet their needs. They may also provide a plan which can provide information to school about targets, strategies and next steps.