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Speech & Language

How Is My Child Doing?

The communication pyramid is a simple way to show how communication develops. The skills at the bottom come first and need to be in place in order to support the development of the skills higher up.

For example, a child needs to develop their attention and listening before they will be able to fully engage in play. Their understanding then develops through play. When understanding is developed, a child will be able to learn how to express themselves. Finally clear speech develops.

Communication Pyramid

Supporting these skills will provide children with the very best environment to develop their understanding and use of language. Speech and Language Therapists use this model to help them decide what speech, language and/or communication aims are appropriate for a child with communication difficulties.

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If you are worried about your child, you can use C.H.A.T to work through some helpful steps.

Communication Quiz

This self-care resource is for 0-5 year olds, and is based on the ages and stages of children's communication development.

Answer questions about your child and the results you get will include information most useful to support their language development.

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Who can Help?

You can contact the Norfolk & Waveney Speech & Language Therapy Service by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below. 

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