Makaton is a special way of communicating using hand signs, symbols, and simple pictures. It helps people who might have trouble speaking or understanding words to express themselves and also makes it easier for young children to communicate even if they’re still learning to use words or if they have English as a second language (ESL).
The Neurodiverse movement has good intentions. However, the term is not easily understood. From speaking with parents, professionals, inclusion officers, and head teachers there is When other neologisms derived from the movement, such as neurodivergent,” are introduced, even more confusion is sown.
hrough regular continuing professional development (CPD), professionals can keep pace with these changes and know the implications for them and the children in their care. Similarly, learning about theories developed by early years pioneers, such as Froebel, Piaget, and Vygotsky
Our children’s learning begins as soon as they are born. It is important to encourage all children to learn to LOVE books. Reading with them helps in all areas of life and their development and helps them learn everyday skills, speech and language and communication, understanding of the world, and PSED.
The early years of childhood are a highly significant stage in terms of speech and language development. It lays the foundation of all areas of EYFS. Speech and language development includes the ability to listen, understand and communicate verbally and non-verbally.