What is Early Talk Boost?

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language development. The ICAN Evaluation Report shows that after Early Talk Boost, children make statistically significant progress in their early language. On average they make 6 months progress after a nine- week intervention helping them to catch up with other children their age. This is twice the amount of progress of children not having the intervention.


Who is the Early Talk Boost intervention aimed at?

The Early Talk Boost intervention is designed for children aged 3-4 with delayed language development.


How is the intervention delivered?

The group is delivered 3 times per week during circle/story time by a trained early years practitioner to a group of up to 8 children over a 9- week period. The  Early Talk Boost Tracker  helps to identify appropriate children for the intervention and to measure their progress. The intervention also includes a workshop for parents/carers to enable them to develop children’s communication and language skills at home.


Who is Early Talk Boost training for?

Early Talk Boost training is for early years practitioners working with groups of 3-4 year olds in early years settings.


What will I learn?

The training will give participants the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.


What Resources are provided?

The Early Talk Boost Intervention Pack includes the Intervention Manual, Parent Training resources, Tracker Tool, Toolkit and 10 copies of the 8 Jake and Tizzy story books.


How does Early Talk Boost support Ofsted?

Ofsted identify the most successful settings have a focus on developing skilled staff. Early Talk Boost can be provided using Early Years Pupil Premium to create a skilled workforce and knowledgeable parents, known to be essential in supporting communication development during a child’s early years.


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