Children develop communication skills from birth, and the way you talk and play with your baby can make a real difference to how they develop and learn. Children begin to understand words before they can say them. They then learn how to say these words and put them together to make sentences. It’s important to remember that children develop speech, language and communication skills at different rates.

If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language skills, contact your health visitor.

Tips for Talking: 0-3 months

Tips for Talking: 3-6 months

Tips for Talking: 6-12 months

Tips for Talking: 12-18 months

Tips for Talking: 18-24 months

Tips for Talking: 2-3 years

Tips for Talking: 3-4 years

SALT drop in timetable



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