​What is Early Talk Boost?
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Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months, after a nine week intervention. 

Who is Early Talk Boost training for?

The training is for early years practitioners working with groups of 3-4 year olds in early years settings. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.
The training is on-site in your workplace. If you are a small setting you might wish to consider grouping your staff together with other settings for the training and sharing the costs between yourselves.

How will children improve their language and communication skills?

Children who are selected to take part in the intervention will attend three sessions per week during circle/story time, each lasting 15-20 minutes delivered by an early years practitioner.
The sessions include activities that cover the foundation skills in speech, language and communication that children need for learning and understanding new words, as well as having conversations.

What are the benefits of Early Talk Boost?

Supports children who are not achieving their expected levels of progress in their language development
Can be used to demonstrate to Ofsted how you are focussing on developing staff skills
Help to build relationships with parents, by reinforcing the language skills the child learned during the group sessions
Demonstrates the effective use of your Early Years Pupil Premium allocation
An all-in-one speech and language solution package
Can be used by non speech and language specialists
Proven to improve children’s language and communication through our evidence base
Designed to be sustainable so you can deliver the intervention multiple times to new groups of children
A dedicated team at I CAN to support you to maximise the impact of Early Talk Boost in your setting
Identify, monitor and track children’s progress before and following the intervention with the online tracker  

What does Early Talk Boost include?

Once you have booked onto the training course, you will receive the following materials:
An Intervention Manual containing detailed group session plans and resources required
10 x 8 Jake and Tizzy Story Books that have been specifically designed and written for the intervention
Access to our Online Tracker Tool to measure and analyse progress which supports Early Pupil Premium

Costs
The cost of the Early Talk Boost Intervention Pack is £450 + the cost of the Licensed Tutor delivering your training £400.