Oral language is the cornerstone of a child's future success.
Good language skills are the foundation for learning how to read.
But language skills aren’t just needed for reading, they’re needed for developing abilities across the whole curriculum.
They are also critical for children's social and emotional development - how can children play with their friends if they can't join in with the conversation?
Language difficulties are not just important at school, they have effects throughout a person’s life. Children with poor language skills go on to receive poor qualifications, have lower incomes, reduced employment opportunities and are more likely to suffer from mental health issues.
The good news is that, if identified early, oral language skills can be improved by suitable language interventions.
Early assessment of language abilities means no child is left behind.
LanguageScreen is being used in the national roll-out of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to primary schools in England.