Talk Boost KS1

For children 4-7 with delayed language, Talk Boost KS1 narrows the gap between them and their peers


Talk Boost KS1

What is Talk Boost KS1? 

Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for 4-7 year old children with language that is delayed, including children in Reception classes.  The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants and provides a structured programme that boosts children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 9 - 18 months after a ten week intervention.

Who is Talk Boost KS1 training for?

The training is suitable for reception, year one and year two teachers and teaching assistants. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

The training is delivered on-site in your school. Schools training small numbers of staff may wish to consider joining with other schools locally to share the cost.

How will children improve their language and communication skills?

Children who are selected to take part in the intervention will attend three sessions per week in small groups, each lasting 30-40 minutes delivered by the teaching assistant. The sessions include activities that cover the key elements of language: Attention and Listening, Vocabulary, Building Sentences, Telling Stories and Conversations. In addition, the teacher will run a weekly whole-class activity and there are activities that can be practiced at home.

What does Talk Boost KS1 include?

Once you have booked onto the training course, you will receive the following materials:

  • An Intervention Manual containing detailed group session plans and resources required
  • A Teacher Manual that guides teachers in selecting the right children, tracking their progress and managing the overall operation of the groups
  • 12 Children’s Activity books to reinforce what has been taught in the group sessions
  • Access to our Classroom Checklist, Online Tracker Tool and Child Attitude Survey to measure and analyse progress which supports Pupil Premium
  • Access to the Communication Cookbook which contains fun activities to support children's language and communication
  • Talk Boost KS1 Toolkit which contains a set of musical instruments, toys, and activity materials designed to make your Talk Boost KS1 sessions even more convenient


We have a regional team of Licensed Tutors who can deliver training directly to you. The cost of the Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack is £500.00 + the cost of the Licensed Tutor delivering your training.

Next Steps

Visit the Find a Tutor page to find a Early Talk Boost Licensed Tutor near to you. Alternatively get in touch on or call 0207 843 2515 to talk to our team about Talk Boost KS1 or to arrange training.


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