The Talking Takes Off web page is becoming a great source of information for both parents and professionals looking for support around speech, language and communication.
After an introduction to the project in Luton, links have been made to other useful websites already in existence such as Hungry Little Minds, The Literacy Trust, Talking Point and Luton Libraries. For those needing extra support, the Speech and Language Therapy team website is also referenced.
A selection of helpful videos from the Communication Trust are available and there are future plans to upload our own videos to be inclusive of the variety of different languages spoken in Luton.
The key messages of Talking Takes Off are high- lighted and downloadable posters are available to help illustrate the messages for parents and for organisations to display.
In addition we have posters quoting local celebrities that can be downloaded and displayed in settings across Luton – hopefully attracting parents with a familiar face.
Various games and ideas for parents to use with children can be downloaded from this webpage. There is also a Talking Takes Off professional area where important documents (e.g. pathways, strategies and newsletters) can be shared with those working in Luton.