Tda 3.22

Janet Stanhope   TDA 3.22

      Explain the communication impairments and disorders of learners in the setting and the implications for language and communication development , social   interaction and learning.

Some children can be noticeably behind other children with their speech and language and communication skills. They may have a greater understanding of language than they do at expressing themselves verbally. By detecting it early can make a real difference to a child as often communication disorders can make children feel isolated from their social and educational   surroundings so this is why it is essential to detect it early.
There are many disorders of communication that children may have in the setting which are-
  mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
  physical disability
  language delay
  hearing impairment
  cleft palate
  autism/social interaction difficulties

The implications for language and communication development ,social interaction and learning are-

  Language development- learning is mainly done by talking so it is essential that children develop language by having specialised help e.g speech therapy.
  Specialist provision- some children will be in a resource unit where the teachers will have speech therapy in place for an individual child. Other children may need a special school environment where there is a curriculum in place to help children with severe communication difficulties.
  Specialist equipment – Other children who have speech and language difficulties may need different means of communication e.g sign language or symbols.
Technology can help children who may have a physical condition which makes communication more difficult . The use of electronic communication will allow those children with no speech or who may have severe physical disabilities to express themselves.
In my class which is a resource unit we have a 5 year old boy who has global speech delay...