How to Identify and Support Children with Speech and Language Difficulties
Speech and language difficulties are the most common developmental problem encountered in the primary classroom, yet identifying the children who are affected can seem a complex and difficult process. Jane Speak, an experienced speech and language therapist and primary teacher, cuts through the jargon and terminology to provide a clear guide for the class teacher. The book includes: - A rough guide to understanding the various types of speech and language difficulties and the terminology used. - How to identify a child with difficulties and when to refer to speech and language therapy for assessment. - Afasic checklists for easy identification and profiling for the non-specialist teacher. - The different roles played by education and health service professionals and parents - and how to work together for effective support. - Ideas for supporting the child in the classroom and strategies for tackling specific areas of difficulty.