LANGUAGE BOOSTER PROGRAMME
Early years language & communication intervention
We know that the first few years of a child's life are a highly significant time for speech, language and communication development. These skills underpin many areas of development and are crucial for learning, making friends and for individual health and well-being.
Yet, in England, 1 in 4 children (or 1 in 3 depending on where you live) start school without the language skills they need to reach their full potential.
Therefore, it is vital that early years settings are able to access the best possible tools, advice and training to help equip children with the language and communication skills they need to succeed.
At Small Talk we know that children learn best through play. Our Language Booster Programme supports the development of language and communication skills with fun, developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities, songs and games
LANGUAGE BOOSTER PROGRAMME:
What do you get?
Evidence based Language and Communication boosting programme led by a Speech and Language Therapists.
8 Weekly targeted group sessions held in your setting.
Games and activities to develop skills in receptive and expressive language, turn taking, attention and listening and improve confidence, social skills and vocabulary learning.
Integrated staff training and weekly strategies to support speech, language and communication development.
Expertly designed sessions that support the EYFS.
Effective use of Early Years Pupil Premium funding.
Supports Ofsted by demonstrating a commitment to communication and supporting children with SLCN.
Who is it for?
Our programme is designed specifically for children with delayed language. However, all children will benefit from our Early Years Language Booster. You can select which children you'd like to take part, but you may want to choose children who need additional support with their Speech, Language, Communication and Social skills or those who are learning English as an additional Language (EAL).
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How long does each session Last?
Your Speech and Language Therapist will visit your nursery for 1 hour every week. Many nurseries usually choose to split this in to two 30 minute sessions. After the songs, stories, games and activities, you will have the opportunity to ask your speech and language therapist any questions you might have. You will then receive a follow up email detailing everything we did in the session, plus some extra top tips on how to further support speech and language development. These are great to help keep parents up to date and give them ideas for supporting their child at home.
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