2-day Talk Boost KS1 - Day 1
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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About this event
Monday 13 & 20 May, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
This 4-hour evening training course is run over 2 days and is for early years’ practitioners working with groups of 4-7 year olds.
Developed by I CAN specialists, Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted and evidence-based intervention for 4-7 year old children with delayed language, in Reception & KS1, to make significant progress with their language and communication skills. The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants.
The training costs £150 per pair for the 2-day training. Participants must bring the Talk Boost KS1 Intervention pack with them (packs cost £500 per training pair).
Why Talk Boost KS1?
Delayed language can significantly impact on children’s attainment. Many of these children have the potential to catch up but only if they receive timely intervention.
Talk Boost KS1 is a structured and robustly evidenced programme for 4-7 year olds that can boost a child’s communication by an average of 9 to 18 months after 10 weeks of intervention. Some schools have stated that this could help more than half their learners.
Ofsted now evaluates how well pupils develop and apply their skills in communication and how well communication is taught. They also focus on how schools narrow the gap between children with the lowest and highest attainment.
Who is Talk Boost KS1 training for?
The training is suitable for reception, year 1 and year 2 teachers and teaching assistants, to be trained in pairs. Participants will develop their skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.
The training will give you the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.
Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack
Prior to attending this course participants will need to order the Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack
(containing Intervention Manual, Teacher Manual including Tracker Tool, Participant Pack with Training Notes, Drawstring Tool bag including resources, Organiser box with pre-cut session cards, 12 Children’s Activity Books, and Communication Cookbook)
The cost of this pack is £500 per training pair. A teacher and assistant pair can be trained per pack ordered.
Packs are to be purchased from the I CAN charity – https://icancharity.org.uk/resources/talk-boost-ks1-intervention-pack
Trainer(s): Helen Sutherland
Our training is run by Helen Sutherland, the Children’s Centre Manager at Dorking Nursery School & Children’s Centre. Helen is a licensed I CAN Tutor and has worked with children with speech, language and communication difficulties for many years both as a Speech and Language Therapist, more recently offering support and advice to parents and colleagues about children's communication development.