Being such a natural part of life, it’s hard to imagine that some children start school without enough oral language to get a great start.
Local research and international evidence is growing around the challenge we face. About a third of our children may not have the language skills they need to make a great start on reading. Talking isn’t just important for education, but feedback from employers highlight that young people are often not able to talk on the job.
Two more network meetings are planned for 2015, a work programme is being developed and we are applying for funding to support this collaboration.
To link up to the Talking Matters network, contact Alison.email@example.com
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