Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s language experiences between birth and age three have a major impact on their future life chances. Language skills are essential for children to develop and reach their potential as language is the foundation for all relationships and learning.
Knowsley Early Years Service contribute to the Healthy Child Language Pathway working with children 0-3 years. The 6 week course will support your child’s language development and assess their needs. During this course your child will be observed by a Speech and Language Therapist. The programme is here to support parents support their children to develop their language and communication.
The language pathway is split into age and needs of child, your child may be referred from their Health visitor at their development check appointment or if you have a concern you can speak to a children’s centre practitioner who will advise or you can self-refer.
The language pathway looks like this:
- Under 1 year – Play in the Home & target Baby Explorers
- 1-2 years -Play in the Home & target Little Explorers
- 2-3 years- Play in the Home, target Little Explorers or Chatterbox