PIF Categories: Speech and language therapy

Vocabulary and word finding

Date: 04/08/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Vocabulary refers to the words a child can understand (receptive vocabulary) or express (expressive vocabulary). If a child has a limited vocabulary, they may have difficulties understanding […]

Understanding language

Date: 04/08/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Young children must understand spoken language to develop their communication skills. They often understand language better than how they speak it. As childrenā€™s communication skills increase, their […]

Telling stories

Date: 03/08/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important All children and adults use storytelling to communicate with others, store memories and build relationships. Young children learn to tell stories by listening to the stories of […]

Speech and sound awareness

Date: 03/08/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Children develop speech sound gradually over many years.Ā  They follow an individual path in speech sound development based on their life experiences. For example,Ā children learning two languages […]

Conversation and interaction

Date: 28/07/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Young children learn about conversation within their first few weeks. New born babies focus on faces, give eye contact and vocalise to indicate their needs. Non-verbal interactions, […]

Building sentences

Date: 28/07/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Building sentences begin after children learn to link single words together. This happens alongside their vocabulary development. Children need to know around 50 words before they can […]

Attention and listening

Date: 26/07/2021 | Category:

How children develop these skills A child develops their attention and listening skills by hearing everyday sounds around them, for example, the telephone, washing machine, and animal noises. Before they […]