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Early Communication

Before children learn to talk they need to develop their early communication skills, such as: looking, joint attention, taking turns and listening. These skills are regarded as the foundation to speech, language and communication development.

This section includes relevant resources and advice to support the development of early communication skills.

Individual Toolkit Sections:

Complete Section:

Download the complete Early Communication Section here

Use of Resources:

All materials are © Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (2012).  This material is intended for settings and families to use following discussion with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Children's Speech and Language Therapy service as part of their therapy. It is strongly advised that this resource is used in line with the Speech and Language Therapist's advice and guidance. These materials shall not be reproduced without written permission from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Children's Speech and Language Therapy service. Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has made every attempt to trace original authors or owners of copyrighted materials that have been used in this publication.  If you are the owner of the copyright of material that has not been acknowledged please contact us. Boardmaker Symbols have been used under kind permission of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. The Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2009 by DynaVox Mayer-Johnson LLC.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide.  Used with permission.

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If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.