Stage 2: Signs of SLCN

Step 2: What’s the Problem?

A child or young person with speech, language and
communication needs:

  • Might have speech that is difficult to understand
  • May struggle to communicate words or form full sentences
  • May not understand instructions that are being spoken to them

With help, children and young people can catch up, though for many it may take much longer than others. This is why it is important to take action now. ┬áIf you think your child may have a Speech, Language or Communication problem, don’t wait, act. Early intervention is key to achieving the best outcome for your child. Come and talk to us, it’s free and very often we are the first source of support for families, and can offer advice and tailor made parent/child programmes which will help you directly support your child’s speech and language development and well-being.