Every child with poor communication skills has, quite obviously, difficulty in listening, understanding, and self-expression. Which is to say, that child has difficulties with every aspect of learning.
As research has shown, this problem affects a huge number of children. Ican, for example, has suggested that at least 10% of young people across the UK have communication difficulties severe enough to be hindering their learning.
These children invariably also have difficulties in areas such as problem-solving and maintaining relationships.
Many agree that what is needed in order to overcome such problems is a way to learn effective two-way interactive communication so that they can participate both in the formal side of their education and the social side of being at school.
But the problem is, how can this be arranged within the current financial situation?
We know that it is vital for children to be able to express themselves openly and articulate their thoughts and feelings. We know that language is an integral part of our processing of daily events through our thoughts.
And beyond this we know that if we do not have the skills to process daily events internally then our mental health and well-being suffer.
But that still leaves the question, how can change be effected?
NLP4kids works in this area with many schools around the UK, and our work includes helping schools access government funding specifically set aside for this sort of project – thus effectively making our services available free of charge to the school.
If you would like to know more about our work in improving students’ communication skills and about the funding, please do have a look at our communication skills webpage.
To discuss the options without any obligation please do call 0345 3192 666 or 0203 6677 294 or email me at gemma@NLP4Kids.org