‘It harms children’s language and speech skills’


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 17:32 | Last Updated: 27 04 2021 – 17:32

A study conducted in the UK revealed that the measures taken as part of the fight against the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) negatively affected children’s language and speech skills, and this would have long-term effects on the learning process.

The Foundation named Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), which operates in the field of education in England, shared the results of a study that examined the data of 50 thousand students in the country and included a survey conducted with the authorities in 58 primary schools and the families of the students in these schools.

According to the study, the measures taken as part of the fight against the epidemic deprive young children of social communication and the experiences necessary to increase their vocabulary.

Due to precautions, less contact with family elders, maintaining social distance, canceling play appointments and decreasing face-to-face contact cause children to stay away from conversations.

The decline in speaking ability will have long-term effects on the learning process.

76 percent of respondents stated that students who started school in September 2020 needed more support than those who started in previous years, while 96 percent said they were worried about students’ speech and language development.

On the other hand, 56 percent of the families surveyed said they were worried about their children restarting school after the spring and summer quarantine.