Work with children aged 5-19 years old in a school/college or are you part of the wider workforce working with families and children in the early years?
It's well-established that speech, language and communication (SLC) development in children and young people is essential to their success through education, into adulthood and employment.
This is the focus of TALK Derby.
Anyone who works with children has a crucial role to play in SLC development. You can get involved in various ways.
TALK Derby pledge
Simple, relevant and genuinely two-way conversations with children help to build their understanding and communication skills.
We’re asking the people of Derby to make a conscious commitment to spend more time talking and listening to the children in their lives – and to encourage others to do the same.
Whatever your role, show your support by making the TALK Derby pledge today.
TALK Derby is now providing training in speech, language and communication across the age ranges, for various groups of workers, in the whole city. Find out what is available to you below. You can also access a wide range of free tools and resources to support SLC development - for all ages and groups.
Working with children aged 5-19 years old in a school/college
TALK Derby has created two powerpoint presentations to support those working in schools and colleges identify and support 5 – 19 year olds’ speech, language and communication needs. You can view these presentations as an individual practitioner or teacher, or use them for staff training as a smaller or larger staff team.
Identifying speech, language and communication needs: the first step to positive outcomes, view below:
Supporting 5 – 19 year olds’ speech, language and communication needs: information for teachers and education support practitioners:
Wider workforce training - working with families and children in the early years
|Training for the wider workforce: Communicating and interacting with young children||
Tuesday 3rd, 10th & 17th November 2020
*The session will start at the time advertised. An additional 30 minutes has been added to the webinar to allow the session to overrun in case of connection problems at the start. The training itself will last 2 hours from the point at which delivery starts.
You can get involved in TALK Derby by promoting our work to colleagues and parents. Direct them to this website, our Facebook page and Twitter feed.