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Every Child A Talker (ECAT)

 

TALKING TIP OF THE MONTH

 

Help me to learn new words

Name the toys and items that I'm looking at. Repeat the words several times for me to hear. I will find it easier to learn a new word if I hear it many times.

 

Every Child’s A Talker.

Every Child’s A Talker (ECAT) was a national strategy established to focus on encouraging communication skills of children. Calcot School has been involved with the ECAT project for the past six years. The whole Nursery Team is involved with one member, Mrs Ruse, being the lead practitioner known as the ELLP. At Calcot School we have three goals which we are working towards, these are:

  • Identifying and supporting children who may be at risk of delay in their communication and language skills.
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  • Developing the knowledge and skills of all the practitioners who work within the setting.
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  • Helping parents to understand the stages of development of speech and language and how they can support their child’s development.

Difficulties with speech, language and communication skills have an enormous impact on a child achieving their educational potential and long term future. 

 

Further Information

The Every Child’s A Talker website has some useful information for parents.

http://www.westberksecat.info/#

The following are also useful websites.

http://www.ican.org.uk/What_is_the_issue.aspx

www.talkingpoint.org.uk

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