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Green Park Community Primary School

Green Park Community Primary School

Speech and Language Therapy Leaflets

Typical Speech and Language Development

Development and tips - Information on typical speech, language and communication development in 0 to five year olds and tips for its development

First words and joining words - Information and advice on children's first words and sentences

Speech sounds - Information about the typical development of speech sounds and tips for helping children with unclear speech

Stammering - Basic information and advice on stammering in the early years

Talk to your child in your own language - Information and advice for parents of bilingual children

Tips and advice

 Singing - Information and advice on how singing and music can help language development

 Talking Hands - Information and advice on using signs and gesture with babies and young children

 Tips for sharing books

TV Tips

How adults can adapt their language

 Comments – Information and advice on using ‘commenting’ as an interaction strategy to develop children’s language

 Turn take – Information and advice on the importance of ‘taking equal turns’ as an interaction strategy to develop children’s language

 Follow the Leader – Information and advice on ‘following the child’s lead’ as an interaction strategy to develop children’s language

 Expand - Information and advice on using ‘expanding’ as an interaction strategy to develop children’s language

 Repeat – Information and advice on using ‘repeating’ as an interaction strategy to develop children’s language 

 Interaction Skills and Talk Time - Key skills for developing children’s talking and tips on developing a daily talk time with your child

 Questions (be wary of them) - Information and advice on taking care when using questions with children

 Interpret - Information and advice on using 'interpreting' as an interaction strategy to develop children's language