QCF Unit 068
Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication
This is a mandatory unit worth 4 Credits
This 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.
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Assessment Criteria 1.1
Explain the following terms;
Speech- this is verbal communication. The ability to verbally communicate needs and wants, thoughts, and general conversation. •
Language- this can be the language which is spoken or body language. •
Communication- this can be verbal or non-verbal. Communicating through gestures, sing language, speech, etc. •
Speech, language and communication needs- Children have different needs, some greater than others, which is why it is important to notice them as early as possible so they do not become delayed. Children with difficulties can struggle with basic speech, language and communication needs such as stringing a simple sentence together, not being able to verbally communicate, not understanding others, etc.
Assessment Criteria 1.2
Explain how speech, language and communication skills support children’s development in the following areas; •
Learning- During children’s learning it is important for them to be able to communicate verbally or non-verbally. They need to be able to learn accordingly (to their needs and wants) through their language skills because this helps them to share their thoughts and ideas, for example doing a jigsaw and deciding by themselves...
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