Language support for 2 year olds and their grown-ups.
If your child is aged around 2-2.5 years and could benefit from some support with their talking, they may meet the criteria for Home Talk in Nottinghamshire. A Home Talk worker can offer fun home visits for children and their grown ups to share ideas about talking together.
What is Home Talk?
- Home Talk is a nationally recognised evidence-based programme.
- It features 6 home visits from a qualified and experienced Home Talk worker, who is supervised by a Speech and Language Therapist.
- It includes a parent programme, working with parents to develop their confidence in supporting their child’s listening and talking skills through play experiences and everyday routines.
- It helps parents to use play activities and interaction strategies, to support their child’s language development through playing together, sharing books, singing songs and rhymes.
- Home Talk supports families in accessing children’s centre groups and/or the local library.
- A review home visit is completed 3 months after completing the 6 week programme.
Who is Home Talk for?
- Children aged between 22–30 months.
- Children with delayed spoken language (using between 0-30 spoken words at 24 months).
- Children who have difficulties understanding what is said to them should be referred directly to Speech and Language Therapy.
- Children are typically referred to Home Talk by the Healthy Family Team following their 2 year check.
Here you can watch a video with some of our Home Talk workers explaining more about what they do and why they love their job!
For more information please contact us on: L4L@nottshc.nhs.uk
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