Early Talk Boost
Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention programme for language delayed children aged 3-4 which aims to help them make progress with their language and communication skills. The intervention is delivered 3 times per week during circle/story time by a trained early years practitioner to a group of up to 8 children over a 9 week period.
The intervention includes a workshop for parents/carers to enable them to develop children’s communication and language skills at home.
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. Early Talk Boost training is delivered by I CAN and consists of a one-day course delivered in schools.
Early Talk Boost has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.