Enhanced Training

Please note you will have had to have done the Talking Takes Off Workshop training to do this enhanced training below:

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Enhanced Support for children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs:

Targeted Communication Support 11 March 1pm to 4pm at The Leagrave Centre (Cedar Hall)

Talking Takes Off (TTO) Operational Champion- Train the Trainer

TTO Operational Champion- Train the Trainer* 31 March 1pm to 2.30pm at Luton Irish Forum (Martin O’Hehir)

TTO Operational Champion- Train the Trainer* 10 June 1pm to 2.30pm at Luton Irish Forum (Martin O’Hehir)

TTO Operational Champion- Train the Trainer* 14 October 1pm to 2.30pm at Luton Irish Forum (Martin O’Hehir)

The course is aimed at:

  • professionals who have completed the universal Talking Takes off Training and have an interest in becoming a Talking Takes Off Champion.

This free course aims to support you to commence your role of Talking Takes Off Champion, which will involve:

  • raising awareness as to why early years’ speech, language and communication development is so important, particularly linked to improved outcomes for children.
  • leading by example and inspiring others to get involved in developing communication and delivering the key messages around developing communication
  • delivering internal staff training, using practical resources provided by Talking Takes Off, to raise awareness so that all staff are trained in key messages, skills and behaviours.

Communication champions role description- Train the trainer training delegate expectation

Champion Networks

Champion Network 2 July from 9.30am to 11am at Luton Irish Forum

Champion Network 2 July from 9.30am to 11am at Luton Irish Forum

Talk For All:

Talk For All 14 May and 16 June 9.30am to 3.30pm at Luton Irish Forum (Martin O’Hehir Room)

Talk For All is a two day course, allowing the practitioners to look at their underpinning knowledge of communication development and practical support strategies for children both at a whole setting level and at a targeted level for those with identified concerns. We specifically look at how the environment supports all children’s communication development and break down support and strategies for each of the building blocks of communication.

Aims and objectives:

  • To establish an understanding of communication as a lifelong learning tool.
  • To understand the role of the adult and the environment in supporting all children’s communication development and to establish strategies to facilitate this.
  • To understand what speech, language and communication needs are and why these may develop.
  • To understand how speech, language and communication difficulties present and how to help identify them.
  • To establish strategies to support children with speech, language and communication needs in accessing the environment and curriculum.

Bilingualism Training

Billingualism- 7 July 2020 1pm to 4.30pm at The Hat Factory- Studio 1

Billingualism- 25 Nov 2020 1pm to 4.30pm at Keech Hospice Fountain Suite

Many children grow up exposed to two languages or more from an early age and despite its prevalence, there is conflicting advice around raising children bilingually. This course addresses important questions concerning how best to foster bilingual development to gain the maximum benefits that recent research has identified.

Aims: For participants to understand:

  • the different forms of bilingualism
  • the benefits of bilingualism
  • the typical stages in second language development
  • how to support children with learning a second language

Communication Friendly Settings Award Training

Comm Friendly Training 30 September 1pm to 4pm at Luton Irish Forum