Talk Boost KS1 Training

Talk Boost KS1 is an evidence-based targeted intervention aimed at children, aged 4-7, who need help with talking and understanding words and/or need help to boost their language skills to narrow the gaps between them and their peers. 

Evidence suggests that Talk Boost KS1 can accelerate a child’s progress in language and communication by on average of 9-18 months. 

Talk Boost KS1 is delivered in primary schools by Classroom Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Children, who are selected to take part in Talk Boost KS1, will attend three sessions per week, each lasting 30-40 minutes delivered by a Teaching Assistant. The activities, in the session, cover key elements of language including attention and listening, vocabulary, building sentences, telling stories and conversations. 

In addition, the Class Teacher will run a weekly whole-class activity. There are also activities that can be practised at home.



We want to deliver Talk Boost KS1. What are our next steps?

There are two parts to Talk Boost KS1:

  1. Attend Talk Boost KS1 training with a licenced tutor.
  2. Purchase the Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack.

 1. Talk Boost KS1 Training

Talk Boost KS1 training is delivered by a licenced tutor.

The training is suitable for Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants working in Reception, Year One and Year Two. 

N.B. It is ideal if staff can attend the training in Class Teacher / TA pairs as delivery of the intervention involves them working together.

As part of this training, you will learn:

Theory behind Talk Boost KS1

Development of speech, language, and communication skills

Types of speech, language and communication need and the impact it has on a child’s wider development. 

Layout and structure of the intervention

Approach to implementing the intervention, including how to:

Identify the children who will benefit from Talk Boost 1

Deliver the intervention

Monitor and track progress

Involve parents in supporting their child’s language development

Once completed, no further training is required to deliver the intervention. The intervention can then be delivered multiple times to new groups of children in the setting.

On successful completion of the training, the licenced tutor will provide details on how participants can access a certificate of participation from Speech and Language UK.

2. Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack

The Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack can be purchased from Speech and Language UK. It is a one-off purchase and can be used for all future interventions.

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