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We are very excited to offer this fantastic, evidence-based program that can provide real improvement in children's language development. The Talk Boost KS1 program was developed in the United Kingdom by the ICAN Children's Communication Charity. It is a structured oral language program designed to support the language development of children from socially disadvantaged / language impoverished backgrounds as well as students with English as an Additional Language.

Talk Boost KS1 has been shown to accelerate children's progress in language and communication by an average of 18 months after a ten week intervention program. Since its launch over 58,000 children have benefited from the program in the U.K.

Talk Boost KS1 is implemented by an Education Support Officer with sessions three times per week for thirty minutes over ten weeks. Each week the classroom teacher runs a whole-class activity to help generalise skills into the classroom.

The skills covered in Talk Boost KS1 are:

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

The Talk Boost KS1 program includes a comprehensive resource kit containing:

  • Talk Boost Intervention Manual with a teaching script for every session
  • Talk Boost Teacher Manual
  • Talk Boost Kit Bag (includes objects / toys)
  • Organiser kit which contains wonderful colour card resources for every session
  • Stickers and certificates
  • 12 Children's Activity Books
  • Communication Cookbook
The Talk Boost KS1 training is delivered in one day and a Teacher and Education Support Officer must attend as a training pair.

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