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A shocking rise in speech and language challenges

Teachers in the UK  now estimate that 1.9 million children are behind in talking and understanding words. This is the highest number ever recorded!

Read Speech and Language UK's new report - Listening to unheard children, for their findings and recommendations after surveying more than 1,000 teachers across the UK.

For children who struggle to talk and understand words, their whole lives are affected. They are six times more likely to fail English tests at 11 and eleven times less likely to pass maths. They are also twice as likely to have a mental health problem and twice as likely to be unemployed as an adult.

Speech and Language UK believe every child should be able to get speech and language support when needed so they aren't left behind.