Early Talk Boost Members

Welcome to the Early Talk Boost Members' Hub

Here you will find all the downloads, presentations, notes that you need to run the Early Talk Boost intervention. You will also find details about any updates to the program.


Here you will find information about any updates to the program or any other information that tutors need to know about Early Talk Boost. 


Exciting news: New I CAN Tracker on the way! 

I CAN is in the process of developing a new online tracking tool for the Talk Boost programmes. The new tracker is due to be available in September 2021 in time for the new academic year. This is an exciting new development as the new tracker will be easier to use and provide a better experience for people using the tracker. There will also be enhanced reporting as well as the option for organisations to get aggregate data from multiple schools.  

The tracker will be a completely new product and unfortunately the existing data will not be carried over. All settings are advised that if they want to retain their child data they can download it into either an Excel spreadsheet or a PDF of the scores. You can find out how to do this here.

For those of you using the Talk Boost programme between May and August 2021, no data will be transferred to the new tracker and access to the current tracker will cease on 1st August.  You should proceed with the following recommendations:  

     1.   If you plan to do both the pre and post assessments before August then it is fine to use the current             tracker. 

     2.   If you plan to do the first assessment between May and August 2021 but the second one will be done from September onwards, then we recommend that you still do the assessments but use the paper versions supplied with the interventions but do not enter the information into the tracker. When the new tracker is live in September you can access it, create your setting details, enter the first assessments and continue as normal.  

If you have any concerns about this process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7843 2515 or via email at info@ican.org.uk 


Here you can download the "How to guide", the "Early Talk Boost FAQ" document, and access the tracker tool.

Tutor Only Demonstration Log In:

The following link and log in information can be used when training practitioners so that you can demonstrate how the online scoring system is used for the tracker without corrupting the database.

Please only use this as an example when training and explain to practitioners that they need to set up their own setting and children when they start to use ETB. A ‘How To’ Guide for using the Tracker is available above.

Use the Tracker

This film is intended to support the delivery of the parent workshop for parents whose children are going to be doing the Early Talk Boost intervention in your setting. Practitioners can use this film with either version of the parent training and talk about how the film shows an adult using the LEARN strategies with a child.

If you are going to use the film somewhere you don’t have internet access you will need to download it to a hard drive or memory stick.




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