UK children unable to speak in sentences
Yes, but no, but yes. Know what I mean? But seriously this is a major concern with increasing numbers of communication problems identified especially in the most poor areas how can the inequalities agenda really move forward? Inadequate parenting skills and socialisation by TV are major contributers to this problem. This is not about youngsters growing up in homes where English is the second language, although clearly that can cause some problems, but effects children from English speaking homes.
The number of children who arrive at primary school unable to speak in full sentences is rising, according to a government review which today reveals that 7% of children now have a serious communication problem.
A rise in "home-related" speech problems, shown by children who are not encouraged by their parents to speak from an early age, is fuelling the increase, according to the Tory MP John Bercow, who has carried out a review for the government.
In some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country, up to 50% of children had speech problems, he said.