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A practical workshop to help you coach parents of children with communication needs in the early years.

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A practical online workshop to help you coach parents of children with communication needs in the early years.

Heart & Spark is for you if:

  • Your work involves supporting families of children in the early years. Speech and Language Therapists, Assistants, Portage Workers and Health Visitors are all welcome.
  • You see the impact of establishing a positive relationship with parents in your work and want to develop these skills further.
  • You’re looking for practical ideas, workable frameworks and a heart-centred approach to family support.
  • You meet children who are at the very beginning of learning to talk, or perhaps not talking at all.
  • You’d like to chat with other professionals and try out practical strategies in a low-pressure context.

Together, we’ll explore how we:

  • Build empathy and trust with parents.
  • Develop active listening skills.
  • Establish a strength-based discussion about a child’s communication needs.
  • Create goals in collaboration with parents.
  • Deal with imposter syndrome (yes – you’re not the only one!)

I’ll share with you:

  • My framework for approaching parent coaching sessions
  • Sentence starters to help you open the conversation with parents
  • Practical tips for using video feedback in your work
  • Video examples of therapy sessions with early communicators
  • What to look for in a child’s early communication steps, even before they’re talking
A little background to Heart & Spark

What people have said about Heart & Spark

This session was excellent – I feel a spark of excitement in thinking of my next PCI session.

Well presented, evidence based, informative, interactive and welcoming. Thank you Bryony.

I really enjoyed how interactive, well organised and informative the workshop was. So much useful information without feeling overwhelmed.

I found it really real and positive and accessible.

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