If parents have any concerns about their child's speech development it is best to seek immediate professional help from a speech therapist and or psychologist.
If your child does have a problem then as a parent will need to try you help your child.Here is a useful resource which you might find useful to give you some ideas :
The Communication Cookbook is a resource book of activities to support children’s language and communication. Developed by I CAN and the BT Better World Campaign, it focuses on 5 essential areas that support children’s communication skills :
Attention and Listening
It contains simple ideas to help parents and teachers to develop these in skills in children.
A PDF version of the Communication Cookbook can be downloaded and printed out. It contains useful readymade flashcards.
Free downloadable exercises from the book are available in PDF format and online games are available on this site eg
Add an adjective
Spot the difference
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