What are Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)?
About one in ten children who struggle to communicate have speech, language and communication needs. These skills are crucial for reading, learning in school, for socialising and making friends, and for understanding and controlling emotions or feelings.
A child with speech, language and communication needs may:
Have speech that is difficult to understand
Struggle to say words or sentences
Not understand words that are being used, or the instructions they hear
Have difficulties knowing how to talk and listen to others in a conversation