communication with young people

Speech, language, and communication needs

About the issue

It is crucial for foster carers to be aware of the underlying and undetected communication difficulties experienced by children and young people in their care, in addition to their emotional needs. Foster carers are well placed to support and intervene early in helping young children develop their language abilities.

Foster carers need to work hand-in-hand with health and school professionals to identify and address delays early, rather than waiting to see if they subside.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:40 By N B Lakhani on December,7th 2017

Supporting reading for primary learners

Reading with your fostered child is one of the most important and enjoyable ways in which you can support their learning. Reading together improves children's listening and concentration skills, develops comprehension, stretches the imagination and improves word power. But as children and young people read, share and listen to stories, they also develop their ability to tell their own story and make themselves heard.  

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:25 By Daniel.Sinclairtfn on April,20th 2017