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early language support

Mum copying mouth shape of baby

We have been working in partnership with the NHS to carry out a three year project (commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council) to develop and deliver high quality support for early language development from birth to four.

The purpose of the work is to enhance the life chances of children by improving their communication and language skills.

With speech and language therapists across the county, we now provide a menu of interventions which combine the strengths of both our organisations, add value to what we can offer, and avoid duplication.

The Early Language Support programme combines targeted and universal services which:

  • work preventatively with families from the earliest weeks of their child’s life
  • work with and through parents, supporting them as their child’s first and most significant educator
  • provide specialised speech and language support where needed
  • improve access to families who may be hard to reach
  • train practitioners in early years settings
  • embed training into practice.

> Read more in an article from the Public Services Review