The project brings together three partners - I CAN, EasyPeasy and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) - combining local knowledge, speech and language expertise and the very best evidence based interventions to ensure sustainable impact for families and communities. Working both face-to-face and online allows us to be effective and wide reaching, so our message reaches as many families as possible.
We know that the route to the Home Learning Environment is through parents and that is why this project makes use of three interventions aimed specifically at parents.
A face-to-face training programme supporting parents to adapt their communication style for their children, enhancing the parent-child interaction
An online programme using demonstrational videos to prompt families to enhance interaction with their children
A training programme which encourages parents of babies to become speech and language ambassadors, passing on the knowledge they gain to other parents
We held a round table event in January 2020 with key stakeholders from the Changing the Conversation about Language project, including representatives from the local authorities, Department for Education, Public Health England, EasyPeasy and RCSLT. The purpose of the event was to share the learning from the Changing the Conversation project and answer two questions:
Click the link below to read the main insights from the discussion.
This series of cards is aimed at parents/carers and early years workforce. They include:
Strategies to engage hard to reach families in disadvantaged areas
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