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Early Years and School Years


What is Talk Boost?

 Talk Boost is a targeted and evidence-based intervention, which supports language delayed children in Reception and KS1 to make significant progress with their language and communication skills.

Delivered by teachers, teaching assistants
and volunteers, is provided three times a week to small groups of children that have been identified with language delay.

Each session includes activities that cover the key elements of language:

  • Attention and Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Building Sentences
  • Telling Stories
  • Conversations

In total, 120 activities are delivered over 10 weeks. Small group work is enhanced by whole class activities that the teacher
delivers each week to ensure a focus on language permeates the wider classroom.

The programme aims to engage parents and carers in supporting language activities through a , which the learners take home
for parents and carers to work through.

"It opened my eyes to the complex nature of SLCN and how far reaching this is." TA