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Communication is a complex skill that develops gradually over time from the moment a child is born. It is important that children develop a firm foundation of earlier skills such as listening and playing so that they can successfully develop later skills such as using tricky sounds and spelling. 

Click on each of the Building Blocks of Development to get advice about helping children develop that skill:

Another good source of advice and information can be found on the SLCN Pathway www.hacw.nhs.uk/slcn-pathway

Expressive Language
Understanding Language
Play Interaction
Listening and Attention