Talking Takes Off
Talking Takes Off is a new initiative aimed at improving speech and communication in children from 0-5 years old in Luton.
Speech and language provide the solid foundations on which to build the best start in life.
They lead to vital skills which will guide children on a life long journey of socialising, learning and progress as well as helping them to achieve their full potential and wellbeing.
Talking Takes Off is offering practical support to parents, carers to spread the word about the importance of language development by offering a range of tools, resources and workshops.
Luton has developed a graduated response to how parents and professionals can identify the right support for the child if there is concern about their communication and language development.
The Talking Takes Off Professional pathway is available through this link https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/luton/fsd/files/tto_professional_pathway_final.pdf
The Talking Takes Off leaflet for parents is available through this link https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/luton/fsd/files/tto_parenting-leaflet.pdf
A new toolkit which included a screening tool is also available to allow a child to be screened as part of this process
DocumentsDownload: Talking Takes Off professional pathways
Download: Talking Takes Off leaflet for parents
Last updated 08/04/2020