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Talk Boost narrows the gap between 4-7 year olds with language delay and their peers.

Talk Boost

Language delay can significantly impact on children's attainment. Many of these children have the potential to catch up but only if they receive timely intervention.

Talk Boost is a structured and robustly evidenced programme that can boost a child's communication by an average of 18 months after ten weeks of intervention.

Some primary schools tell us this could help more than half their learners.

Ofsted now evaluates how well pupils develop and apply their skills in communication and how well communication is taught.

Consequently as an intervention programme Talk Boost can assist primary schools, teachers and teaching assistants to:

  • increase the achievement of learners
  • improve their quality of teaching
  • develop pupils' behaviour for learning
  • contribute to the judgment of leadership and management in the school

So if you:

  • Have 4-7 year olds in your class or primary school with poor language
  • Want to help learners that are under-achieving
  • Worry that these children are being left behind their peers
  • Want to give children the foundation skills to access phonics, reading and writing
  • Want to deliver a proven intervention that helps Reception and KS1 children make progress
  • Want to understand how Talk Boost can support different groups of children such as those with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

...then Talk Boost is for you!

Next Steps

  • To find out how Talk Boost could work in your school, contact I CAN today on 020 7843 2515 or email talkboost@ican.org.uk and please provide your contact name, position, school name, address, contact phone number and best time to reach you by phone.
  • If you are a specialist teacher or speech and language therapist and would like to deliver Talk Boost to practitioners or schools in your area, find out more about becoming an I CAN licensee.
  • If you offer Talk Boost in your school or local authority, you can use this text in your Local Offer.