Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Summer holidays affects language development?

The American Association of Speech and Language Pathologists have released a very controversial statement which asserts that children from poorer backgrounds are detrimentally affected by the 6 weeks summer holiday (or vacation to use their term). They feel that without the quality interaction experienced at school or nursery, children's language skills suffer. As a result they have published a list of activities and suggestions for parents to follow


  1. I'm a primary school teacher and I'd agree with that 100%. I like the blog by the way, Im looking forwards to hearing more

  2. I think its worse with children with identified difficulties