Speech, language and communication is an essential part of life. How we communicate is one of the unique things that make us human beings.
The skills you need for successful speech, language and communication are established from birth and are used immediately.It is crucial that children have the best available opportunities to develop these skills. If, for any reason, those skills are not developing as expected, then as much help and support should be given at an early stage to help the child.
This section looks at how important speech, language and communication are. It also looks at what sort of difficulties children can have.