8-12 Years

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What to expect

8-12 years

Your 12 year old child should have acquired the following as part of the normal speech and language development:


  • Improved concentration.
  • Ability to write a story.
  • Ability to think scientifically.
  • Ability to read fluently.
  • Ability to take part in more complex games e.g. chess.

Play and social

  • Increased independence.
  • Increased understanding of self.
  • Friendships become more important.

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  • Eats and drinks the same as their family

you have any concerns regarding your child's development, and would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.

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Next steps

To speak to a Speech and Language Therapist or to book an appointment, call us on 0161 883 0111 or email office@slt.co.uk


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