Early Warning Signs
I am concerned about a child's speech, language
and/or communication development. Waht can I do?
Initial concerns and early warning signs
The links in the paragraph above will take you
to guidance and checklists which will help you
to highlight children who are of concern and to begin to build
up a picture of a child's SLCN. Health visitors, GPs and Community
Paediatricians may also find it useful to refer to the
Guidelines for Referral to Speech and Language Therapy
For examples and descriptions of children at different ages
and with different types of SLCN, refer to the case studies in the
IDP (Module 3, The Appearance of SLCN) as well as Section 2 of
'Don't get me Wrong' published by the
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This page was last reviewed 17 May 2013 at 13:41.
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