Language and literacy skills are fundamental features of child development as literacy enables us to communicate with others and learn about the world. To develop literacy skills, children must first build speech and language skills. Children with speech or language disorders, therefore, are more likely to have difficulties with literacy and this is where speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are vital.

S-LPs can help children learn to read and write, using early identification and intervention strategies to help children develop the strong communication skills they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

To learn more about the important role of S-LPs in helping children with language and literacy skills, check out SAC’s poster and info-sheet on the topic.