Talk Boost Practitioner Training  

KS1

Who is it for: Talk Boost KS1 training is for Reception, Year one and Year two teachers and teaching assistants, training in pairs.

It is important that staff attend in teacher and teaching assistant training pairs, as this is the structure that the intervention is based around.

What is Talk Boost? Talk Boost is a targeted and evidence-based intervention, which supports language delayed children in KS1 to make significant progress with their language and communication skills. Talk Boost can boost a child’s communication by an average of 18 months after ten weeks of intervention. Children who are identified using the online tracker tool attend 3 Talk Boost KS1 sessions per week, each between 30-40 minutes and delivered by a trained teaching assistant over 10 weeks. In addition to this, the teacher will run a weekly whole-class activity and there are activities that can be practised at home.l

Course Overview: Teacher and teaching assistant pairs will be trained in how to run Talk Boost KS1 in their schools. The session will include:

  • Looking at the importance of good speech, language and communication
    (SLC) skills
  • How to select children who would benefit from Talk Boost KS1
  • Using Talk Boost: content and activities
  • Opportunities to look at the Teacher Manual, Children’s Activity Book, plan next steps and ask questions

Participants will need to order Talk Boost KS1 resources in order to run the intervention in their schools. The cost of the Talk Boost KS1 starter pack is £350, however, a complete bundle of resources, including musical instruments, toys, activity materials and ready to use, printed and cut cards can be purchased for £480 (recommended option). These can be purchased prior to the session by the trainer, if ordered in advance, resources can then be taken home on the day of the training session.

Please note once you are booked onto this course, you will be contacted to confirm your resource ordering requirements. 

For more information, please visit http://www.ican.org.uk/ICAN-Training/Primary/Talk%20Boost.aspx

 

Please contact Laura Black lblack@tma.bucks.sch.uk for more information