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Talk Boost Key Stage 1 Training - Mon, 17 & 24 Jan @ 2pm
DATE: Monday, 17th January and Monday, 24th January 2022
TIME: 2pm to 4.30pm (6 hours total)
VENUE: Zoom Meeting

Talk Boost Key Stage 1 is a targeted evidence based intervention to improve the language and communication skills of 4-7 year olds. It consists of three 30-40 min sessions a week, delivered over 10 weeks by a SET. It ‘s designed to be run in groups of 4 children whose language skills are below average for their age and need a “boost” to narrow the gap.

It is not designed for children who are currently attending or who need to attend SLT.

There is a tracker assessment within the programme to assist staff in identifying the target children. There are also whole class activities based on key activities, to ensure a link between the group sessions and the classroom.

The programme targets 5 components:
1 - Attention and listening
2 - Vocabulary
3 - Building sentences
4 - Telling stories
5 - Conversations.

Progress can be monitored through the Tracker and Children’s attitude Survey. Either the class or SET teacher will need to take responsibility for using these and recording results and outcomes.

Initial evaluation showed that Talk Boost KS1 can boost a child’s communication by 9-18 months in a 10 week period and ongoing evaluation shows how it continues to be effective.

Further information on the TALKBOOST programme is available from the iCAN website.
Jan 24, 2022 02:00 PM
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