Talking Bradford Speech and Language Pathways
Free workshops available
If you are a practioner supporting children and families, Speech and Language UK are providing FREE workshops:
An introduction to speech, language and communication skills in the early years
Learn about the importance of speech, language and communication for learning and life, typical development in the early years, and how to support parents with key messages and quality interactions.
Speech and language challenges in the early years: identifying needs and supporting children and their families
Including how to spot speech and language challenges, useful identification tools and resources, how to help, and supporting parents with talking strategies at home.
Supporting and understanding the needs of children with complex speech and language challenges
An in-depth look at understanding the needs of children with social communication differences, creating communication supportive environments, and supporting parents with specific strategies in the home
All three workshops run twice a month, every month (except August), throughout 2024.
Let's get Talking Bradford!
We want all our district’s children to have the best start in life possible.
We want to ensure that every child aged 0-5 in the Bradford district with speech, language and communication (SLC) needs is supported at the right time, in the right place, by the right people.
Can you help spread the word about the campaign?
On this page you will find helpful resources to promote the Talking Bradford guide to parents and carers.
Please consider the needs of different communities and have accessible formats available.
Poster/handout – download and print
- Easy Read English
- Kurdish (Sorani)
- (Urdu and Arabic posters will follow soon)
- 60 second film – Welcome to Talking Bradford
- 2 minute film with activity ideas - Welcome to Talking Bradford!
- British Sign Language (BSL) film
You can find more videos on the Talking Bradford YouTube playlist – we will be adding versions with voiceovers in different languages in 2024.
If you want the MP4 films please contact email@example.com
PDF Talking Bradford explainer (answering any queries)
Talking Bradford Logo
Social media graphics
Digital screen graphic
JPEG Digital screen graphic (Size – 1920 x 1080 px)
Meeting background graphic
BBC Tiny Happy People resources
For practitioners, volunteers, groups and families
- Order printed materials and access free print-at-home activity sheets
- Become a Tiny Happy People Champion in your area - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional formats and resources
Please contact email@example.com to request any additional formats or with suggestions for helpful resources.
Help to promote digital inclusion
- Find out more in this blog by Sharon Sanders, Reducing Inequalities Alliance
Reducing the digital divide
- Promote a digital skills course, for example, Bradford Libraries - Learn my way
- Resources to use at your setting - Get Online Week
Working in partnership for the Bradford district
The Talking Bradford guide and campaign has been developed by a task and finish group using insight from co-production and engagement activities with parents and carers in the Bradford district and the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme
The group includes colleagues in speech and language therapy, early years and communications teams at Bradford Council, Bradford NHS providers, Better Start Bradford, and FYI Bradford Children and Young People’s Information Service along with the design expertise of PPL: People Places Lives.
With thanks to all involved.
We Act as One to keep people healthy and happy, at home
Find out more > www.bdcpartnership.co.uk