Seven per cent of children aged five have speech difficulties. Stephanie Bell talks to two families whose youngsters’ lives have been transformed by speech and language therapists.

The number of children struggling to talk is rising dramatically, taking over dyslexia as the most common special educational need. Speech and language difficulties are traditionally found among children with another condition such as a genetic syndrome, hearing loss or neurological disease. However, a rise in issues among children with no other medical condition is causing alarm.

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