Our language group aims to improve children’s understanding of spoken language and develop their ability to use language to express their thoughts and feelings.
It is important for children to develop good language skills, as these are key for learning, communicating and understanding the world around us. For children to be able to access the curriculum they have to be able to understand what is being said, process the information and respond appropriately in a manner that can be understood by others. Children who struggle to understand certain aspects of language can often struggle in the classroom to keep up with the learning. Children may be able to understand what is being taught but cannot show their understanding as they find it difficult to express their thoughts coherently.
Children with poor language skills may present with the following:
- Difficulty understanding verbal language.
- Reduced vocabulary.
- Difficulty understanding instructions.
- May speak in single words or short phrases.
- Difficulty understanding concepts such as colour, size, textures.
- Difficulty understanding or expressing sentences of different complexities.
- Difficulty understanding or using tense or plural forms.
Our speech and language therapists aim to increase the use and understanding of spoken language through activities that are fun, motivating and functional. The speech and language therapist will also teach strategies for the children to practise.
What is paediatric speech and language therapy?
Paediatric speech and language therapy is provided to any child from the ages of 0-18 that requires extra support with their speech, langauge, social communication and / or swallowing. At SLT for Kids we have a team of speech and language therapists dedicated to helping each child achieve their best potential.
Aims of language group
- To improve children’s understanding of spoken language.
- To increase children’s expressive language skills.
Benefits of group therapy
- Development of social communication skills.
- Opportunity to practise the skills learnt during therapy in a safe but realistic environment.
- Increase in self-confidence.
- Support and motivation from others experiencing similar difficulties.
On completion of the group you will receive information about the group, its aims, the activities and strategies used and details about the improvement your child has made in relation to the activities carried out.