Children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) find it difficult to communicate with others. Some children find it hard to: understand what is said to them, form words and construct sentences, find the right words to express thoughts and feelings, and understand rules for social interaction and conversation.
Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is a term used to describe language difficulties that are not caused by any known neurological, sensory, intellectual, or emotional deficit. Children with SLI may be intelligent and healthy in all regards except in the difficulty they have with language, hence the term ‘specific’, difficulties are specific to language.
I CAN is proud to support Hello – the national year of communication – a campaign run by The Communication Trust and a coalition of 39 voluntary and community sector organisations.
The information portal for parents and carers, for all your information needs on children’s speech, language and communication.
Explore our Talk papers which review current research and literature and offer practical evidence-based solutions to inform debate and to support practitioners, parents and policy makers.
Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947