Speech, language and communication for primary school children

Talking is one of the most important life skills your child will learn. Everyone’s journey is different but if you’re a parent in Oldham, there’s plenty of support and information available to help you and your child on their way to great communication.

Your child will learn a huge amount about language when they go to primary school and their speech will come on in leaps and bounds. Between the ages of 5 and 10, they’ll develop a larger vocabulary, use longer sentences, learn to make more speech sounds and improve their conversation skills. You can help them develop even more by reading stories together.

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 for your child. 

If you want confidential advice, you can text Oldham ChatHealth on 07507 330499 or Visit Chathealth

For children who need a higher level of 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 Stamm

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