I CAN programmes

Our programmes help children develop speech, language and communications skills they can use for the rest of their lives

There’s a programme to support children and young people at every stage of their development – every one created with professionals and backed by the best evidence so children get exactly the right level of support and challenge they need.

Talk Boost Series

I CAN's Talk Boost series is the perfect catch-up programme for children struggling with their speech and language. 


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Early Talk Homepage

Early Talk is I CAN's highly successful training and accreditation programme aimed at the early years workforce in partnership with parents to support the communication needs of children from birth to age 5.

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Early Talk Boost Homepage

For early years practitioners working with groups of 3 to 4-year-olds with delayed language. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of six months, after a nine week intervention. 

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Talk Boost KS1 Homepage

A programme to support 4 to 7-year-olds with delayed language, including Reception class children. Talk Boost KS1 trains classroom teachers and teaching assistants to deliver a 10 week programme that will boost children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 9 to 18 months.

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Talk Boost KS2 Homepage

Accelerates the progress of 7 to 10-year-old children in language and communication after an eight week intervention. The programme helps teachers and teaching assistants develop their awareness of speech, language and communication and typical language development in Key Stage 2, understand how to identify appropriate children, measure their progress and use the resources.

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Primary Talk Homepage

A training and development programme to help schools prioritise children’s communications skills. The whole-school programme helps teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and school staff identify and support the communication development of pupils aged 4 to 11, including those with SLCN.

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Talk about Talk Secondary Homepage

Helps students aged 14 to 18 with poor communication skills to be ready for the workplace. Teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOS are trained to deliver 13 one hour lessons. 

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