Our vocabulary is made up of words that we understand and can use in a correct and meaningful way.
Semantics is about the meaning of words and how they relate to each other. We can change the meaning of words with context, e.g. “wave” your hand or a “wave” in the sea.
A child’s vocabulary can be affected by their:
If your child is struggling with their vocabulary, you’ll notice that they:
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after four months, please speak to a teacher at school or a health professional.
Our team run online workshops on early language development. They are designed for parents and carers and those working within early years settings. We have three training sessions available on different topics to equip you with everyday strategies to support your child, aged up to five. Please visit our Speech and Language Therapy service page for more information and to register.