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Talk boost and Early Talk boost Training Opportunities

Dear colleagues,

Please see details below about Early Talkboost and Talkboost training courses available for staff this session.

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 nine 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.

For more information: http://icancharity.org.uk/early-talk-boost-homepage

ACC Early Talk Boost Training Dates:

Friday 16/11/18 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-talk-boost-training-registration-47507809136

Wednesday 13/2/19 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-talk-boost-training-registration-47989169899

(Please use Eventbrite links above to book)


What is Talk Boost?     

Talk Boost is a targeted intervention that narrows the gap between 4-7 year olds with language delay and their peers. It is a 10-week programme delivered by trained teaching assistants that can boost a child’s communication by up to 18 months. This has been shown to have an impact on progress in reading – 90% of children with delayed language met or exceeded progress in reading after Talk Boost. Talk Boost helps children with delayed language development who would not usually qualify for specialist help, but are not thriving at school because of a speech and language need. To run the programme a P1/P2 teacher and a PSA need to work together directly so both practitioners are required to attend training.

For more information: https://icancharity.org.uk/talk-boost-ks1-homepage

ACC Talk Boost Training Dates:

Thursday 04/10/18 (Refresher training for those previously trained) – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-boost-refresher-training-registration-47507530302

Friday 16/11/18 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-boost-training-registration-47507957580

Tuesday 12/2/19 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-boost-training-registration-47988989359

(Please use Eventbrite links above to book )