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Find all of the information and resources you need to support children’s communication here
Halton’s Early Year’s Communication Pathway – A Child’s Journey
Halton’s Early Year’s Communication Pathway - A Guide: A step by step guide to accompany the ‘Halton’s Early Year’s Communication Pathway – A Child’s Journey’ document.
Halton’s School Age Communication Pathway – A Child’s Journey
Halton’s School Age Communication Pathway - A Guide: A step by step guide to accompany the ‘Halton’s School Age Communication Pathway – A Child’s Journey’ document.
Halton’s Communication Pathway - Professional Information: What does the pathway mean for me as a professional? Guides for Health Practitioners, Early Years Settings, Childminders, Schools and Children’s Centres.
What to expect when
Antenatal programme: Information on Halton’s Antenatal services
Getting ready for School: The BBC’s Starting School campaign offers a toolkit of practical advice, support and resources for parents, guardians and children across a wide range of areas including school life, daily routine, sleep and how to support children practically and emotionally
Age and Stages: Simple guides to typical speech and language development
Early Years Resources
TALK at home Packs: Every day opportunities to support your child’s speech, language and communication
TALK to me postcards: Talk to me anytime, any place, anywhere is the focus of this resource. Simple ideas for you to support your little one’s speech, language and communication…. all you have to do is TALK!
TALK with toys cards: Ideas for supporting your child’s language development through play
Storytime and Rhymetime Anytime: Ideas for supporting your child’s language development through sharing books, stories, rhymes and songs
TALK top tips: Top tips and advice on communication strategies and common concerns
School Age Resources
I Can Talking Point: Website and resources from I CAN (The Children’s Communication charity) to help parents who are concerned about their child’s development
I CAN Progress checker: I CAN’s progress checkers provide short questions you can answer to see how your baby or child is getting on with their speech, language and communication development. They are not the same as a standardised measure a specialist would carry out but should give you an idea of how your baby or child is developing and whether you need some support or advice to help you and them
EAL (English as an Additional Language)
EAL Resources: The National Literacy Trust’s ‘Time Together’ parent booklets, available in a variety of different languages
EAL Parent Guide A guide for parents covering key messages on home language use and general communication strategies
Additional information for Practitioners
ICAN Communication Trust
National Literacy Trust
Tiny Happy People
Hungry Little Minds
Family Information Services
Halton Local offer