Over 400 professionals from Education, Health and Social Care have now booked to attend the universal Talking Takes off training.
These sessions, which started in October, cover the key skills and knowledge in speech, language and communication, which are important for everyone who works with children and young people.
Attendees are also given a ‘take-away’ pack of key resources to support speech, language and com- munication in the workplace. Feedback has been very positive including “The take-away bags are amazing! Everything I need to enhance our practice plus some great resources to share with parents, thank you!”
Training has also been delivered at a strategic level to members of the Children’s Trust Board, who have made pledges to support their organisations commitment to the importance of early communica- tion and language.
Plans are also in place to deliver targeted training to those settings and services in Luton which support children and families with the highest levels of speech, language and communication needs.
And finally, booking are now being taken for the enhanced training which rolls out from December. These sessions cover such areas as bilingualism and selective mutism as well as providing opportunities for providers to achieve the Luton Communication Friendly Award and to train up their very own Communication Champion in order to sustain this work into 2020 and beyond.