Support Childrens Speech, Language and Communication

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Unit Title:

Support children’s speech, language and communication

OCR Unit No:

19

Sector Unit No:

HSC 2015

Level:

3

Credit value:

4

Guided learning hours:

30

Unit expiry date:

31 January 2015

Unit accreditation number:

T/600/9789

Unit purpose and aim
The unit aims to provide a basis for understanding the importance of speech, language and communication for a child’s overall development and explores the ways in which those working with children can support the development of speech, language and communication skills. Learning Outcomes

The learner will:

Assessment Criteria
The learner can:

Exemplification

1

1.1 Explain each of the terms
 speech
 language
 communication
 speech, language and
communication needs

Centres must ensure that all
assessment criteria are met.

Understand the
importance of speech,
language and
communication for
children’s overall
development

1.2 Explain how speech,
language and
communication skills
support each of the
following areas in
children’s development
 learning
 emotional
 behaviour
 social
1.3 Describe the potential
impact of speech,
language and
communication difficulties
on the overall development
of a child, both currently
and in the longer term

© OCR 2010

1

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Assessment Criteria
The learner can:

2

2.1 Explain the ways in which
adults can effectively
support and extend the
speech, language and
communication
development of children
during the early years

Understand the
importance and the
benefits of adults
supporting the speech,
language and
communication
development of the
children in own setting

2.2 Explain the relevant
positive effects of adult
support for the children and
their carers

Exemplification
Ways may include:
 the words and levels of
language adults use with
children(including the use
of questions)
 conversations and
interactions with children
 information and activities
used
 work with parents and
carers

2.3 Explain how levels of
speech and language
development vary between
children entering early
years provision and need
to be taken into account
during settling in and
planning

3

Be able to provide support
for the speech, language
and communication
development of the
children in own setting

Positive effects may include:
 improvements in speech,
language and
communication skills
 improvements in social
interaction
 improvements in behaviour
 improvements in emotional
development or self
confidence

3.1 Demonstrate methods of
providing support taking
into account the
 age
 specific needs
 abilities
 home language where
this is different to that of
setting
 interests of the children
in own setting

Methods may include:
 adapting own language
 scaffolding the child’s
language
 giving children the time
and opportunity to
communicate
 facilitating communication
between children with
each other
 learning through play
 working with carers

3.2 Demonstrate how day to
day activities within the
setting can be used to
encourage speech,
language and
communication
development in young
children
3.3. Demonstrate in own
practice how to work with
children to develop speech,
language and
communication in
 1:1 basis
 Groups

2

© OCR 2010

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Assessment Criteria
The learner can:
3.4 Evaluate the effectiveness
of speech, language and
communication support for
children in own setting

4

4.1 Explain the importance of
the environment in
supporting speech,
language and
communication
development

Be able to contribute to
maintaining a positive
environment that supports
speech, language and
communication

4.2 Review evidence about the
key factors that provide a
supportive speech,
language and
communication
environment

Exemplification

Key...
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