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Communication and Language

Many parents worry if their child will be able to tell the teacher if they need something or if they will make friends. Good communication skills underpin these abilities.


Your child may be starting school with identified communication difficulties, or you may have concerns that have not yet been addressed. An easy way to check out concerns is by using the ICAN Progress Checker. This is an online tool which allows parents to look at what is expected in terms of talking, listening and understanding language for their child’s age range. It’s a simple way to alleviate any unnecessary anxieties or to seek advice if needed.


We know that parents can have a huge impact on their child’s talking and listening development and the summer is a perfect time for trying out simple language boosting activities.