Talk Boost KS2 Members

Welcome to the Talk Boost KS2 Members' Hub

Here you will find all the downloads, presentations, and notes that you need to run the Talk Boost KS2 intervention. You will also find details about any updates to the program.

 

News and Other Resources

 

Here you will find any news about Talk Boost KS2 that you need to know to run the intervention. 

 

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 

Downloads

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 the intervention. A ‘How To’ Guide for using the Tracker is available above.

Use the Tracker

 

Here are seven videos of Talk Boost KS2 and the Tracker being used in a school. The videos are intended to show Talk Boost KS2 in action in order to support your training and promote discussion amongst participants. They are not intended as examples of best practice but do show how a session runs and how the Tracker can be administered.

Licensed Tutors can use these videos in any way they wish to support the existing training for Talk Boost KS2 but should bear in mind that the timing of the training will need to be adjusted accordingly.

The videos are hosted on Vimeo so unless you are certain you will have access to the internet when you deliver your training you will need to download the videos to a memory stick or on to your hard drive. We would love to hear what you think of these videos. Feel free to send your feedback to licensing@ican.org.uk

To access the videos:

Click here

Downloads

 

kid.png

Sign up to get the latest news and research about children’s communication

* indicates required