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Speech and language difficulties in young children are not unusual. As many as one child in 10 under five years of age experiences some degree of difficulty. This booklet explains how children normally develop communication, language and speech and how adults can help in these processes.
This publication also explains how to set about getting professional help. It also explains about speech and language therapy – what it is, who provides it, how to get it and what to do with it, once you have it.
The document points to ways in which parents can help their child, but also points to support and services that can help. There is an extensive list of support information, which includes websites, telephone numbers and email addresses.