According to The Communication Trust

According to The Communication Trust, “50% of children in areas of social disadvantage start school with language delay” …, “7% of all children have a speech and language impairment; it’s the most prevalent childhood disability, but a condition that is much misunderstood” and “at least 3% of all children have SLCN linked with other impairments.” It is therefore clear that children and young adults with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are very common and often under identified. In fact, when a child has a speech, language or a communication problem, there could be many reasons and there are many possible ways to help them. Firstly, it is essential to understand the reason why the child is experiencing communication difficulties and then will be possible to plan how to help the child.