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Is my child really school ready? A guide to expected communication levels for school starters.

It’s exciting to send your little one off for their first day of primary school, but it can also feel bittersweet. You can make sure they are prepared with everything they need, but how can you make sure they are prepared in terms of communication skills?

English as an Additional Language (EAL) or a Speech, Language and Communication Need (SLCN)?

Teaching children with English as an additional language (EAL) is not new for schools in the UK, but it still presents challenges for lots of teachers. Children with EAL are also just as likely as their monolingual peers to have a speech, language or communication difficulty.