Originally Posted by jmima
Hello everyone! Working on the task 4 of CYP 3.1 and the question is this:
An analysis that shows the importance of early identification of speech, language and communication delays and disorders and potential risks of late recognition.
My thoughts are that early identitication is important for the child's emotional well-being, that teh earlier the problem is identified, the easier (potentially) it is to correct and finding ways to help the child will prevent bad behaviour. Am I missing anything?
Also, other than Tassoni's book, can anyone direct me as to where else I might find more information? I tried googling it but it's bringing up loads of research from the UK and Canada, and not much UK based....
If you go (mentally) around the children in your setting and you may find some children that seem to have speech and communication problems and then try and think of why they have them.
I'm seeing more and more children arrive and then collected from the setting 'plugged' into a dummy - these children are often 3 years of age. These children often have terrible problems trying to speak and pronounce words - their sucking habits begin to impede their progress and sometimes they just don't bother. Health visitors and speech therapists are trying to get parents to understand that no child should have a dummy pass 12 months - not even at bed time. Try and explain this sensitively (and placing posters up from Speech therapists) and parents say 'They only have it when...' or 'They won't stop screaming if they don't have one..' etc.
It can further impede them if they live in a household where there is no social speech (dummy or not). A child who is just shouted or given commands for bed/get up etc is behind in their speech and this will put them behind, not just in talking but interacting with other children/adults etc
If a child has long term chronic illness, this can put them behind as can lots of colds, ear infections - resulting in 'glue ear'.
I needn't tell you why anything that is preventing a child to develop is hampering their progress. Have a look at the link below all about communication.
I hope this helps a little.