"Two children in every class of thirty will have a developmental language disorder not linked to other general learning difficulties"
The Communication Trust
Welcome to SpeakWrite
SpeakWrite was established in 2017 to provide a flexible and affordable service to bridge the gap between NHS Speech and Language Therapy and the decreasing availability of specialist support staff to identify and deliver targeted speech, language and communication interventions.
Evidence suggests that language disorders are seven times more prevalent than other developmental conditions such as autism (Norbury, 2016) with some areas recognising over 50% of new Reception children entering with lower than expected levels of speech and language (Law et al, 2011).
Early identification of speech, language and communication difficulties is essential for a child's academic achievement and social integration. Evidence shows that without support, a child with poor oral language at age 5 is likely to experience difficulties with reading comprehension and learning well into adult life (Save the Children, 2016).
"To provide a holistic, fun and nurturing approach to building strategies for
confident and independent communication."