Speech is the verbal means of communicating and consists of;
Receptive Language refers to how well we understand others. More specifically, how well we attend to, remember, process and effectively use information as it is presented to us.
Expressive Language refers to how well we are able to share our thoughts, ideas, and feelings with others. This includes both the structure (grammar and rules) and the content (vocabulary and meaning) of our expressions.
Using language for different purposes, such as; greeting, informing, and requesting.
Changing language according to the needs of a listener or situation.
Following rules for conversations and storytelling, such as understanding and use of nonverbal communication, turn taking, and initiating and maintaining topics.
You start to learn language from the day you are born. You learn to use language to express your feelings and communicate with others. During early speech and language development, you learn skills that are important to the development of literacy.Literacy is a person's ability to read and write. Reading and writing are important to help function in school, on the job, and in society.