Let's Communicate Together is an 11-week training programme for parents with pre-school children who have speech, language or communication difficulties (SLCN).

It gives mums, dads and carers the opportunity to extend their knowledge, expertise and confidence and learn practical strategies that will improve your child's communication. 

The programme 

1. Parents’ course – this is a small friendly group who meet once a week for six weeks. Each two hour session will focus on a different element of communication and parents will be encouraged to try out new ideas again with trained staff to guide you. By the end of the course, parents will have developed an individual action plan to practice at home.

2. Home visits – following the parents’ course, there will be five weeks of home visits by a trained volunteer who will support parents practice their newly acquired skills and put the action plan in place.

3. Refreshers – there will be a series of community based refresher sessions that parents can attend after the programme for reminders about core communication strategies. Refreshers are a chance to meet other parents and children and swap tips. 

The programme is designed to support parents and carers with children aged nine months to five years (end of nursery year) who have an identified speech and language need. 

Children may also have an additional disability, long-term social communication or autistic spectrum condition, or severe short-term difficulties affecting their current learning and development. If in doubt, please contact the service to discuss a referral in more detail.

Where will it run?

Only children and their families living in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex are eligible. Please contact the service for up-to-date information about the next available course.

How do I find out more?

For more information including who and how to refer, please contact the service. 

Once we have received a referral, we will visit families to explain more about how the programme works. For those families who find it hard to travel to courses, we will also consider delivering the programme on a one-to-one basis at home.

Contact us

Let's Communicate Together Service

The Children's Society 

Hangleton Community Centre 

Harmsworth Crescent

Hove

East Sussex

BN3 8BW

t: 01273 749 085

e: lct@childrenssociety.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Location

Let's Communicate Together Service
Hangleton Community Centre, Harmsworth Crescent
Hove BN3 8BW
United Kingdom
Phone 01273 749 085
50° 51' 8.19" N, 0° 11' 41.6292" W