The Early Communication Support Service is a team of professionals based in children’s centres across Hampshire. Led by two Speech and Language Therapists, the team of assistants (SaLTAs) support children and families through play-based group activities, information and advice sessions, and some individual home visits. The team also work closely with the early years workforce to offer training and advice.
Learning to talk and communicate with others is a key part of development for all children. It enables them to learn from others and engage in the world around them. The Early Communication Support Service aims to ensure that all children have the best start in achieving their communicative potential.
Parents: Please contact your local Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to find out what groups and workshops are running in your area.
Practitioners: Please contact your local Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to discuss any support/advice/training needs for your setting. If you would like to request support for a specific child, please use the Request for Support form 86 kB.
Service information leaflet 385 kB
Top Tips for Talking 77 kB
Dummies and Talking 145 kB
Sharing Books 172 kB
Access to support 92 kB
Test Valley & New Forest
East Hants & Fareham
Basingstoke & Hart
Octopus & Wild Rose