Prevention of Speech and Language Disorders in Preschool Children

Sarmīte Tūbele
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy University of Latvia, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art, Latvia

Abstract

Article „Prevention of Speech and Language Disorders in Preschool Children” is devoted to reveal content and directions of the work with preschool children in the so called group of risk. Speech and language pathologists are working with children in Latvia mostly starting at the age of 5, but sometimes time is lost and specific problems are present. There are specialists of early intervention but their activities are not obligatory and mostly they are available in private  kindergartens or in developmental centres. It is necessary to speak about prevention because this issue is as a topic in many countries in Europe and in the whole world, but there are no many countries where it is determined by legal acts. Speech and language pathologists are speaking about three levels of prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary, where each level has its main goals and objectives. When speaking about preschool children at the age of three, mostly it is the primary prevention which should be organized and carried out. Lasīt vairāk "Prevention of Speech and Language Disorders in Preschool Children"