Speech and Language Pathway for Early Years Practitioners

Early Years practitioners are crucial to supporting children and identifying when they might be having difficulty.

Without effective speech, language and communication skills children will not reach their full potential. As many as 1 in 10 children may have speech, language and communication needs. This is why it is vital all early years settings and practitioners need to understand how to identify and support children effectively.

If you have concerns about a child’s speech, language or communication, as a setting your responsibilities are to identify need, share information and support interventions.

Here is a step by step guide to help early years practitioners navigate the SLCN pathway.