A Generation Adrift draws together research which shows that many children and young people aren't being adequately supported to develop good communication skills and children with speech language and communication needs (SLCN) are often misunderstood, misinterpreted or missed altogether. The paper includes current research from the Better Communication Research Programme and also highlights the high numbers of children living in poverty who have SLCN and that one-third of children aren't confident speech, language and communication when they reach five-years-old. As well as highlighting these problems, the paper also brings to light solutions such as the What Works database.
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