Good communication is the gateway to learning, friendships, academic achievement and success at work


Audience: Early years professionals, Primary professionals, Secondary professionals, parents

Misunderstood explains what speech, language and communication needs are and includes advice and guidance on how to support communication development.

It also includes a section for parents to give them guidance on what to do if they suspect their child may have a communication difficulty.

This booklet is aimed at those who work with children and young people to give an introduction to the subject and at parents.

This resource is available to download.
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