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Supporting the Development of Speech, Language and Communication in the Early Years

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781787758292

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Speech and language impairment can have a huge impact on cognitive development. Identifying what is going wrong and what effective intervention looks like can be daunting. Short of retraining you as a speech and language therapist, this thorough guide will give you everything you need to change that.
An essential resource, the book contains a wide variety of online resources, including phonological and sound awareness documents, assessment tools, and recording forms that can be downloaded straight to your device, providing excellent materials and activities to use in the classroom.
Written by speech and language therapists and designed exclusively for Early Years practitioners, this book provides a complete overview of how children acquire language and what language impairments look like at this age. You will find both strategic and practical advice on how to manage and encourage the development of speech and language skills. Creating the optimum communication environment for every child in your setting is an important part of what the book offers. Equally, practitioners are supported to be able to recognise the features of specific language difficulties such as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and feel confident to intervene when children are struggling.

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The book is brimming with practical ideas and tips steeped in theory and expertise. It is a book to dip into time and time again to enhance universal, targeted and specialist practice in early years provision. A professional book for practitioners and students of child development, inclusion workers and those working to develop integrated services for children.
Rebecca Fisk Early Years SEND Service Manager and Early Intervention Foundation Associate
During my 25-year career in early years I have never come across a more useful tool for early years practitioners. This book and the resources in it are a breath of fresh air for a novice who is developing an understanding of how speech and language develops in young children and beyond. The book also supports knowledgeable practitioners and leaders to embed good practice in their settings. The learning points and toolbox is a valuable addition. I wish this book had been available years ago.
Kerry Whitehouse, BA in Childhood and Family Studies