We need to talk: access to speech and language therapy
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Children's Commissioner
- Children's Commissioner for England
- Date of publication
- 11 June 2019
- Children and Young People, Education and Skills
- Social welfare
- Material type
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Thousands of children in England struggle with speech, language and communication, and these difficulties can have severe long terms effects on their education, their emotional well-being and their employment prospects. Eleven percent of two-year olds who receive their development checks are already identified as being below the expected level of communication. The latest Early Years Foundation Stage Profile results show that 18% of five-year olds, which equates to 114,822 children, are not reaching the expected development levels in communication.
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