How can I help my child gain confidence to speak with others?

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How can I help my child gain confidence to speak with others?

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Children, like adults, all have individual characteristics and this is reflected in the way they interact with others. Some children are confident to speak with others outside of the family group and others are not. ‘Lots of children struggle to develop their communication skills. About 1 million children in the UK will have long term difficulties and in areas of social deprivation more than 50% of children start school with delayed language.’ (Communication Trust)

However, there are lots of things can support children to interact and speak with others.

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