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Language (in plain English)

What is language? Language is different from speech. Language is used to communicate. This means sharing thoughts, feelings, messages and information with other people. It is the ability to understand words and to use them to make sentences. Language rules There are rules…

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Language Difficulty in Adults (in plain English)

What is language? Language is the ability to understand words and to use them to make sentences. What types of language difficulty affect adults? A language difficulty can include problems with: comprehension (understanding what other people say) expression (putting words together in the right order to…

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Language Difficulty in Children (in plain English)

What is a language difficulty? Language is the ability to understand words and to use them to make sentences. A child might have a language difficulty if: they cannot understand what is being said to them they find it difficult to express what they want to say…

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Play (in plain English)

All children play All children get involved in playful activities. These are often the things they choose to do themselves. They follow their own ideas and do it for their own reasons. But often they do it simply because it’s fun or because they’re exploring something. Children of all ages…

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Social Use of Speech and Language (in plain English)

What is social use of speech and language? This is about how we use speech and language differently in different situations. It is about knowing what to say, how to say it and when to say it. It is also about following rules of talking together.

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Speech Difficulty in Adults (in plain English)

What is speech? Speech is the different sounds we make to pronounce the words we use in talking. We use vowels such as ‘e’, ‘o’ and ‘u’ and consonants such as ‘p’, ‘t’ and ‘z’. What types of speech difficulty affect adults? A speech difficulty…

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Speech Difficulty in Children (in plain English)

What is a speech difficulty? Speech is the sounds we make to build the words we use in talking. These are the vowels and consonants we use. A child might have a speech difficulty if: they have difficulty physically making speech sounds they can make speech sounds…

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