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Working with children with speech impairments in schools

Speaking and listening skills are fundamental to all types of social interaction, intrinsic to many leisure activities, necessary for most types of work and essential to all aspects of education. Given how important they are, these skills are still often taken for granted. We do not usually think about how we communicate. It is as instinctive as walking. This is because most of us acquired language as a natural part of development during childhood, and most of the children we teach have acquired these skills easily too.