Speech, language and communication – Adolescents and teenagers

By the time your child is in secondary school, you’ll find their language development is more gradual. But they’ll have a wider vocabulary which they’ll continue to develop, and they’ll be able to use their skills to explain complex ideas and problems. They’ll also use language socially in a more sophisticated way.

What to do if you’re concerned

If you’re concerned about your child’s speech and language development, there’s things you can do. Firstly, speak to their class teacher or the school’s SENCo so you can work together to decide the best next steps.

If you want confidential advice, text Oldham ChatHealth on 07507 330499 or go to the website. Visit Chathealth

For children who need more support, we have a Speech and Language Therapy Service that works with families, schools and teachers. Access the Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service

If you are worried that your child is stammering, there’s a charity that offers information and support. Visit Stamma

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