We know from research that around 50% of children in areas of disadvantage have speech, language and communication needs that may affect their learning, social and emotional development.
Statistic “Many children benefit from early targeted support”
84% of Head Teachers agree that oracy is very important yet 45% of Teachers reported that no one has responsibility for oracy in their school.
Quote “State of Speaking in Our Schools”
“Children who enter school with good language skills have better chances in school, better chances of entering higher education and better economic success in adulthood.”Quote “International Centre for Language and Communicative Development”
Research tells us that 7.6% of children in the early and primary phases have developmental language disorder (DLD).
In reality, far more common than other conditions, such as autism or dyslexia.Statistic “DLD is probably the most common childhood condition you have never heard of” Norbury, 2016
”Thank you for your training, it really got us all thinking and talking about children’s language and the impact it’s having on their learning. We can see how these interventions are really going to impact on our children. The support with interpreting the assessment data has been brilliant.”Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator