Cyp Core 3.1 - Task 4

Early identification of speech, language and communication.
Play and activities to support the development of
of speech, language and communication.

CYP Core 3.1
Task 4
Learning outcome 4
Assessment criteria 4.1 and 4.3


There are many reasons why children and young people have delays with speech, language and communication, this could be medical, neurological, and genetic or it could be a specific learning disability, part of their family history, an un-stimulating environment, or it could be cultural and ethnic, all of the above could play a part.

(4.1) The importance of early identification of speech, language and communication delays and disorders and the potential risks of late recognition.

It is important to identify delays and/or disorders as early as possible as it plays a big role in any child or young person’s life. Children develop from the moment of conception. One of the biggest parts during childhood is development in language. Language is an integral part in social cognitive and emotional skills. Language allows process of thoughts, new information and it controls our behaviour.   Language can be linked to literacy. A young brain develops rapidly so if there is no diagnosis or if the diagnosis was made to late then it would impact on the child or young person’s cognitive development, social skills/interaction, emotional skills as well as their overall well-being, it could also lead on to anti social behaviours now and in later life.   Once a difficulty in speech, language and communication has been established everybody can work together in supporting the child. Additional support can be put in place until the child has mastered or improved their speech. The child/young person would be better equipment to deal with their emotional and social development as well as their behaviour as this Allows the Childs well being to be maintained and feelings of frustration and isolation kept to a minimum. Children with poor...