Early Years

Speech, language and communication.

As the early years practitioner with responsibility for supporting children’s speech, language and communication and creativity you are asked to provide the following evidence:
An explanation of each of the following terms:

  * Speech
Speech gives us the ability to communicate with another person and is a way of expressing what we are thinking and feeling.

Children build up their speech by making sounds, using sounds to learn to say words correctly and then using those words in the correct order to make a sentence. Speaking fluently without hesitation, prolonging or repeating words, speaking in a clear voice using volume, pitch and tone.

  * Language
Language is a set of symbols and words, along with the system or strcture that we use them. This enables people using the same language to communicate with ech other. There are 2 forms of language.
The understanding of, and , expressive.
  * Words to describe actions, attributes, and objects.
  * Using those words to build sentences, to then use those sentences to build up a conversation and following the rules of grammar so the sentences are correct and make sense.

  * Communitcation
Communication is the way in with we use are thoughts and options to share or imform someone else. Communicating with someone can be done in many different ways:
  * Speech, questioning, describing.
  * Writing or using symbols
  * Body language
  * Facial expressions or/and gestures.
Communicating is also having the ability to see others perspective, intentions and the wider context.

Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

Speech, language and communication underpins everything we do, making our needs known, expressing our dislikes and likes, building relationships and interacting with others.

A child with speech, language and communication needs:
  * Might have speech that id difficult to understand.
  * They might struggle to say...