Supporting the Development of Speech, Language and Communication in the Early Years

By Diana McQueen and Jo Williams

" So many ideas, light bulb moments,pathways to follow and links to look at!

In a time where the spotlight is on the importance of early speech and language development and the professional support is just not readily available this book is like finding the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle! “

Sam,  Nursery Lead Practitioner

An essential resource, this book contains a wide variety of online resources, including phonological and sound awareness documents assessment tools, and recording forms that can be downloaded straight to your device, providing excellent materials and activities to use in the classroom.

Shortlisted for the Teach Early Years Awards 2023


Written by speech and language therapists and designed exclusively for Early Years practitioners, this book provides a complete overview of how children acquire language and what language impairments look like at this age. 

You will find both strategic and practical advice on how to manage and encourage the development of speech and language skills.

Creating the optimum communication environment for every child in your setting is an important part of what the book offers. 

Equally, practitioners are supported to be able to recognise the features of specific language difficulties such as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and feel confident to intervene when children are struggling.

Available to purchase from Jessica Kingsley Publishers  with 20% discount


Also available from Amazon & Waterstones