This practical book provides information about the development of language and communication and how to recognise young children with speech, language and communication
difficulties. It also gives ‘Helpful Hints’ with ideas to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged under 5 years but particularly those whose
communication development is delayed.
The book has been used for fifteen years as part of a course but Elklan has been asked to make this resource more widely available to parents so that the book can be
bought without having to attend any training. It is also suitable for early years practitioners wanting some key information and ideas.
The topics covered are:
Knowing all the skills involved in communication and the developmental stages
Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
Developing play for language
Helping children develop their understanding of language
Promoting the development of vocabulary and use of sentences
Thinking about the questions we ask children
Sharing books to support language development
Helping children with unclear speech and developing pre-reading skills.