“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
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”
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”
Communication was the top entry-level skill required by employers according to a survey done by the British Chambers of Commerce Business and Education in 2015.
According to the survey, good communication skills were most valued (88%), rated above literacy, numeracy, computer skills and teamwork.Statistic “Good communication skills are valued”