The best way to encourage your child’s language development is to do lots of talking and listening together. Opportunities like walking home, driving in the car, mealtimes, and having a bath are perfect for talking and developing your child’s language skills. It is important to spend some time looking at you child when you talk, especially when they are young as they watch your mouth, your facial expressions, and your body language, later, they use this information to imitate and incorporate those actions.
By using everyday activities, you can talk about events and situations that are very familiar to your child and it enables them to practice the language skills that they have already learned and to build on these skills.
If your child has Speech and Language difficulties they will have a program developed for them by the NHS SALT department or by our Private Speech Therapist Elouise Ashby.