On average 2 children in every class of 30 will have a communication impairment as their main area of need. It is the most common childhood disability but is often misunderstood.
Being able to communicate is a vital life skill. Young children with speech and language difficulties are at increased risk of having problems with literacy and learning. It can also impact on social relationships and self esteem.
Identifying speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) can be challenging, but getting the right level of support as early as possible can make a difference.
Steps 2 Talking is an independent provider of speech and language therapy services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We are based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The children we work with may have difficulties with any of the following:
Every child is unique with their own individual set of strengths and challenges that they face. We believe that support should be personalised to fit the needs of the child, and that working together with the people who play an important role in the child's life is the best way to help a child progress towards reaching their potential.