Children are getting behind in language skills: report

A new report collated by the National Early Language and Literacy Coalition found out Australian children are getting behind in their language skills. The issue is concerning for educators and experts, saying the lack of language skills can dramatically affect a person in their adulthood with everyday tasks.

The Coallition is asking State and Federal governments to support their strategy on supporting children with literacy and language skills by funding programs to support them from the beginning of their education.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Tanya Serry – Associate Professor of Literacy and Reading Education at Latrobe University and spokesperson for the National Early and Language Literacy Strategy

First aired on The Wire, Thursday, 9 September 2021

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