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I CAN's Early Talk Programme:

Independent evaluation of the impact of Early Talk on addressing speech, communication & language needs in Sure Start Children's Centre settings

Dr Judy Whitmarsh, Dr Michael Jopling, Prof Mark Hadfield


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This section outlines the findings of the evaluation and is structured around the research objectives.

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The research objectives for the report are as follows:

Objective 1

To provide impartial evidence of how the ET programme has influenced staff and enhanced their ability to provide high quality speech, language and communication support for pre-school children.

Objective 2

To explore how the ET programme meets the needs of diverse groups of children and investigate its universality.

Objective 3

To integrate parent/carer and other perceptions of the ET programme in the evaluation.

Objective 4

To integrate perceptions of the accreditation process of the ET programme and to identify overlaps and gaps in provision.

Objective 5

To map how the ET programme interlinks with existing programmes of speech language and communication support.

Objective 6

To evaluate how the ET programme meets the recommendations of the Bercow Report (2008).