Analyse how the use of technology supports the development of speech, language and communication

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.10: Develop the speech, language and communication of children
Learning outcome: 2 Understand how the Early Years practitioner supports the development of speech, language and communication of children
Assessment criteria: 2.3 Analyse how the use of technology supports the development of speech, language and communication

  • Some examples of how technology (such as tablets, computers and phones) can support the development of a child’s speech, language and communication include:
    • Reading books – some books may be interactive
    • Watching television programs and movies
    • Play learning games, such as matching words with pictures
    • Look at photographs/videos – this should also involve discussion with others about what is being seen
    • Recording devices – to record and play back speech
    • It is important for Early Years Practitioners to understand that technology should be used appropriately and too much screen time can be harmful to a child’s development

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