Poor language is linked to poor behaviour even in very young children. 2 in 3 language delayed 3 year olds have behaviour problems

Early Voices, transforming lives through communication

The Communication Trust is at the planning stage of a new project called 'Early Voices', funded by Big Change (a philanthropic organisation). Early Voices is a national professional development and training programme for health visitors to increase their knowledge in early speech language and communication development in order to achieve higher impact with the families that they work with. Health visitors can have an extremely positive impact on young children's speech, language and communication development and we are thrilled to be able to work directly with this crucial workforce.

We would like this programme to be fully informed by Health Visitors at this early stage to ensure that we are developing it in a way that will be useful, realistic and have maximum impact on families. If you are a Health Visitor, please do take part in our online consultation. Please see here.