I'm glad you've asked!
Communication is all around us. Think about the things you have already done today:
Have you listened to the latest news report?
Received a text or an email?
Had a conversation with someone?
"Liked" a post on social media?
Held a door open for someone?
Written down your tasks to complete for the day?
All of the above taps into our speech, language and social communication skills.
Have you ever thought about the different ways we use language? Here are a few to consider...
We use language to:
Okay...Is that it?
Yikes, that's a lot of reasons. What can I do to help?
For me, I'm very lucky that my job allows me to help and support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. My aim is give others a chance to succeed and remove communication barriers so they can live their life to the fullest.
Do you have more reasons why speech, language and communication skills are so important?
Please comment below and get involved. I would love to hear from you.