Talk Boost KS2

For children aged 7-10 with delayed language, Talk Boost KS2 narrows the gap between them and their peers

What is Talk Boost KS2?

Talk Boost KS2 is a targeted intervention aimed at children 7-10 year old children with delayed language, aiming to boost their language skills helping them to catch up with their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication, after an eight week intervention.

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 follow the areas of language and communication: listen carefully, learning new words, telling stories, working with others and making friends and having conversations. In addition, the teacher will run a weekly whole-class activity and there are activities that can be practiced at home.

Further information can be found in these documents below:

What are the benefits of Talk Boost KS2?

The benefits are:

  • Supports children who are not achieving their expected levels of progress in their language development
  • Can be used to demonstrate to Ofsted how you are focussing on developing staff skills
  • Help to build relationships with parents, by reinforcing the language skills the child learned during the group sessions
  • Demonstrates the effective use of your Pupil Premium allocation
  • An all-in-one speech and language solution package
  • Can be used by non speech and language specialists
  • Proven to improve children’s language and communication through our evidence base
  • Designed to be sustainable so you can deliver the intervention multiple times to new groups of children
  • A dedicated team at I CAN to support you to maximise the impact of Talk Boost KS2 in your school
  • Identify, monitor and track children’s progress before and following the intervention with the online tracker  

See Early Talk Boost's latest data collected on I CAN's Online Tracker showing children's progress below: 

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What does Talk Boost KS2 include?

There are two parts to Talk Boost KS2:

The first is Talk Boost KS2 training delivered by I CAN's regional team of Licensed Tutors. The training is suitable for year three, year four and year five teachers and teaching assistants. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS2, by developing their awareness of speech, language and communication and typical language development in KS2. It will help participants to understand how to identify appropriate children, measure their progress and use the resources.

The second is the Talk Boost KS2 Intervention Pack. The pack includes everything you need to run the intervention. Specifically, the pack includes:

  • 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
  • A Organiser Box which contains pre-cut session cards that are designed to make your Talk Boost KS2 sessions even more convenient
  • 12 Communication Detective Notebooks to reinforce what has been taught in the group sessions
  • Access to our Online Tracker Tool to measure and analyse progress which supports Pupil Premium
Example resources:

Here is a video of Talk Boost KS2 and the Tracker being used in a school:

Costs

There are two costs to Talk Boost KS2.

The Intervention Pack costs £500.00 and the cost of training is set individually by I CAN's Licensed tutors. If you are a small setting you might wish to consider grouping your staff together with other settings for the training and sharing the costs between yourselves. 

Next Steps

Visit the Find a Tutor page to find an Talk Boost KS2 Licensed Tutor near you using the Map. The Licensed Tutor can arrange training and quote the cost of training. You can then purchase the Intervention Pack directly on I CAN's online shop

Alternatively get in touch on info@ican.org.uk or call 0207 843 2515 to talk to our team about Talk Boost KS2 or to arrange training.

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