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
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”
In 2016 only 12% of pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs achieved expected standards in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of primary school, compared to 53% of all pupils.
Often, the focus in school is on reading and writing, but without strong spoken language, children will struggle to do well.Statistic “SLCN impacts on attainment”
“The ability to use spoken language effectively has to be learned; and even highly intelligent people may not have learned how best to use talk to get things done”Quote “Professor Neil Mercer, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge”
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