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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

Difficulties in Language
Difficulties in language

This book has been written for the early-years teacher rather than the special needs teacher and so this chapter cannot provide all the answers for successfully remediating all the language difficulties that might be encountered in school. Instead, the intention is to give guidance to teachers and students working with children who are making less than average progress in English. This chapter concentrates on difficulties which affect children's progress in speaking and listening, reading and writing in the ordinary classroom. It should help teachers to review their own teaching, formulate appropriate expectations, plan programmes, consider ways of working and complement the work of external agencies when working with children in mainstream schools. All interventions with children who experience difficulties should ...

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