Key stage 4
Facts and figures
By KS4 your child will have learnt the key principles of adult language and continue to hone their verbal ability through academic learning and interpersonal interaction. You may notice your child becomes a more engaging storyteller, has improved listening skills and isn’t afraid to ask for clarification on topics they don’t understand.
Your child will also be able to follow more complex instructions, adapt their register depending on who they’re talking to, and use language to emotionally regulate. It’s natural at this age for your child to become more forthcoming with their feelings and to share personal anecdotes without being prompted.
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