Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Children identified with Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) may display difficulties in communicating with others,  saying what they want to do, understanding what is being said, or being unable to interpret social rules of communication. They may have challenges with one, some, or all of the different aspects of SLCN at different times of their lives.  Children who are identified with autism are likely to present specific difficulties with social interaction and language, communication and imagination, which can impact on how they relate to others.