Additional Language Needs

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Additional Language needs
Home visit is required prior to child starting so the early years practitioners can discuss their language and learn a few words in their home language. It is important to pronounce their name correctly because the child will get frustrated. Therefore to support the child who has more than one language early years worker can create a visual timetable this can help see their routine or what they are going to that day. This can make the child feel secure.According to primary national strategy,2007:5 ‘Additional visual support is vital for children learning English and using illustration and artefacts will also support and enhance the learning experiences of their monolingual peers’ it is also important if the child as
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For example a child with additional needs can be supported by early years worker having partnership with parents to find out the child’s interests and difficulties he or she may have. Therefore parents may use sign language to communicate with their child because the child feels comfortable expressing their feeling using sign language. In addition this can help the child express their feelings, develop their social skills as well as developing speech gradually.Other ways Early Years workers can support a child with additional needs is using picture exchange communication system which means learning communication through pictures. For example pictures in the toilet how to wash their hands. Early years worker and parents can use resources such as non-verbal activities for recognition of phonemes with signs or actions e.g. word picture matching and word sorting. This means that this can gradually develop their communication. According to communication trust ‘teachers to involve EAL students in talk activities, and differentiate activities to their level’ this also means not mixing children with additional needs with children who have learning difficulties. Children who are developing more than one language could speak their first language at home and speak English in the setting to enrich their language. Early years worker can celebrate children’s …show more content…
If the child aged 2 years old is not speaking I would be worried and therefore make a referaal to a speech and language therapsit to help the child. This shows the child may be delayed in speech. Therefore I would need to record and keep up to date with the records because it can help me to recognise early identification of specch. According to early education,2014:19 At the age of 1 year 8 months a child should be able to ‘Enjoys babbling and increasingly experiments with using sounds and words to communicate for a range of purposes’ I know when a child is withdrawn not concentrating well so hence, I should call a specialist as the child may have learning difficulties such as special education needs who can give one to one support. However it is not just children with additional needs who have an impact in their language, speech and communication but children who are in poverty. This means that poor families fail to provide children with support as they cant afford the resources therefore the children can’t access the curriculm. This can lead to the child having low self esteem and

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