Friday, December 28 2012, 11:18AM
“What report are you refering to? and what do you mean by communication difficulties - speech impediment, stammer ? This is a very poor put together blog....you need to get some training or another job!”
Friday, December 28 2012, 8:45PM
“communication difficulties - means difficulty communicating with people so it covers speech difficulties of all kinds (not able to pronounce some/ many sounds, stammer of whatever severity, mutism (say selective or verbal dyspraxia), it can cover children on the autism spectrum, deaf and deaf/blind children, Down's, auditory processing difficulties, acquired brain injuries ....All of these can be slight, moderate or severe - if a diagnosis says severe then presumably that receives priority over a slight stammer.Some issues can seem more severe to the parents than to professionals who have seen a range of very severe cases. A parent who fights their corner may get support more quickly.”
Sunday, December 30 2012, 12:22AM
“"The number of children with communication difficulties has soared over the last six years"The training and understanding staff members and parents who work/spend time with the children has got better over time so more children are diagnosed. "But the Department for Education study said parents are still experiencing two-year delays in getting support for their children."The training and knowledge may of gone up for parents, carers and practitioners but the agency's who provide the support are currently looking at ways to save money and different ways of providing funding for the children, maybe helping the children in the long run once it is all set up but they are not looking at keeping up with the knowledge that others are provided.Unfortunately it is "he who fights, wins" but looking at proposed changes, by 2015 children should be provided with support promptly. Everything takes time to get right and nothing is ever perfect.”
Sunday, December 30 2012, 3:00AM
“Being as though this article is about communication difficulties,people should have a bit more tact when typing their comments.Perhaps some thinking skills would be beneficial to some that post comments.I.E.Please think before you type....”
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