8th May 2018 – Early Talkboost Training

We wanted to highlight this Early Talkboost training opportunity available for staff on 8th May 2018 In-Service day.

Full Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Course : Early Talkboost Training
Venue: Airyhall Clinic, Springfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7RF, Tel 01224 310582
Time: 09:30 – 15:00

Lunch: No lunch included but shop nearby or bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.

What is Early Talk Boost?

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at children aged 3 years 0 months to 4 years 6 months with delayed language development helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers.
ICAN’s 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.
The intervention is delivered 3 times per week by a trained early years’ practitioner to a group of up to 8 children over a 9 week period. The intervention is supported by an initial training package and includes an Early Talk Boost Tracker to help 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.
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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.

Who is Early Talk Boost training for?

Early Talk Boost training is for early years practitioners working with groups of children aged 3 years 0 months to 4 years 6 months in early years’ settings
This training will enable practitioners to deliver Early Talk Boost in their nursery setting during session 18/19. Therefore, we would be grateful if applicants can ensure that they will be placed in a nursery setting for that session in order to allow them to deliver Early Talk Boost.


Cost : For nurseries who already have an Early Talkboost pack, £30 per head (£20 to cover participant book plus £10 to cover trainers costs). The CPD team will order the books and invoice nurseries directly. Cost code and account number required at time of booking on Eventbrite.

Cost: For nurseries with no Early Talkboost pack, £450 to cover cost of Early Talkboost Complete Intervention Pack (which includes 1 participant book) plus £10 for 1 participant to attend training. (If more than one participant attending training cost of extra participant is £30 to cover participant book and trainer costs). The CPD team will order the Talkboost Complete Intervention packs and any additional participant books required and invoice nurseries directly. Cost code and account number required at time of booking on Eventbrite.

If you wish to book staff onto this course then please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-talkboost-training-registration-44324304187
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

In order for resources to be ordered in time for the training please can we ask that staff are registered by 4 pm on Friday 20th April 2018