Early Talk Boost

Language Disorder Australia has partnered with Speech and Language UK to supply and deliver the Early Talk Boost program throughout Australia.

What is Early Talk Boost? 

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children who need help with talking and understanding words, helping to boost their language skills to become effective communicators. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months after a nine-week intervention.

Children selected to participate in the intervention will attend three sessions per week during circle/story time, each lasting 15-20 minutes, delivered by an early years educator. The sessions include activities that cover the foundation skills in speech, language, and communication that children need to learn and understand new words, as well as have conversations.

Further information can be found in these documents and the introductory video below:



What are the benefits of Early Talk Boost? 

The benefits are: 

  • Supports children who are not achieving their expected levels of progress in their oral language and communication development
    Because the Early Talk Boost program provides both the resources and professional development to build Oral Language and communication skills in children and educator capability, eligible Kindy’s may be able to utilise funding sources (e.g. Kindy Uplift)
  • Help to build relationships with parents by reinforcing the language skills the child learned during the group sessions.
  • Identify, monitor, and track children’s progress with the online tracker before and after the intervention.
  • An all-in-one speech and language solution package
  • Non-speech and language specialists can use it
  • Proven to improve children’s language and communication through our evidence base
  • Designed to be sustainable so you can deliver the intervention multiple times to new groups of children

What does Early Talk Boost include? 

There are two parts to Early Talk Boost.

The first is Early Talk Boost training, delivered by Language Disorder Australia’s licensed tutors. The training is for early years educators working with groups of 3-4 year olds in early years settings. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

The second is the Early Talk Boost Intervention Pack. The pack includes everything you need to run the intervention. It consists of:

  • The Early Talk Boost Intervention Manual contains detailed group session plans and required resources
  • 10 Jake & Tizzy Complete Sets (Titles 1-8) that have been specifically designed and written for the intervention
  • Tool Bag including all of the resources needed for intervention activities
  • Access to the Online Tracker, where progress can be monitored.


Example Resources




There are two costs to Early Talk Boost. 

Introductory Cost   

The Intervention Pack costs $1,300 and the cost of training is $700  

See a breakdown of the affordability of Early Talk Boost over time here


Next Steps 

Please submit your expression of interest using the form below. We will contact you as soon as the program becomes available.

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