Support Children Speech, Language and Communication

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Support Children Speech, Language and Communication

By | Jan. 2012
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ASSESSMENT EIGHT The emotional environment that you create for children is as important as the physical environment. It is vital that all children – especially those with speech, language and communication needs – feel Review evidence about in your key factors that provide a comfortable, confident, secure and welcome the setting and that they have a sense of belonging and well-being. They need the support of adults who are sensitive to their needs and understand how supportive speech, language and communication important children’s well-being is to their learning. environment It is important to provide an environment that supports the building of relationships. Children spending time in small groups, with one key person, or in pairs, can gain from support to build their confidence.include: activities that involve a small group of children will provide opportunities to key factors Planning develop environment: Physical speech, language and communication skills through repetition and good modelling of words and classroom you work in should have language displays e.g. connectives and how to use them. The sentences by the adult. Children who have difficulty in making themselves understood may regularly snatch toys from other children orand responsibilities: Staff roles disrupt activities because they are frustrated and cannot communicate their needs in any other way. Their emotional development specific rolessupported, and practitioners need example It is the responsibility of staff to carry out needs to be to encourage speech support, for to help them to develop more appropriate turn to for help when a child needs one. knowing when and where to communication methods. Labelling resources and quiet areas (as suggested above) also helps to improve the emotional environment. Children will be confident about where things are, and feel more secure. They will have Training needs and opportunities: somewhere to sit quietly if the hustleand language should be carried outtoo...

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