Speaking Up for the Covid Generation
1.5 million children are at risk of being left behind with their speaking and understanding
It is already clear that Covid and the lockdowns it has involved have had a huge effect on children’s education. Children of all ages have been deprived of daily conversations, disrupting opportunities to develop vital skills in speaking and understanding. I CAN’s report, Speaking Up for the Covid Generation, is revealing just how harmful the impact has been. Both primary and secondary school teachers are concerned that without further support from Government, children at risk will be left with poor skills, fewer job opportunities and more mental health concerns.
Our new report paints a worrying picture for nearly 1.5 million children struggling to be able to speak and to understand what other people are saying to them.
Access the full report below.