Every Child a Talker (ECaT)
ECAT is a government programme to provide training and support
on language development and intervention to those working in Early
Years at a universal level. It can be downloaded from the National
Strategies (External Website).
The aims of ECAT were to raise children’s achievement in early
language; raise practitioners’ skills and knowledge and to increase
parental understanding and involvement in children’s language
ECaT in Worcestershire
Worcestershire participated in the government
funded project between September 2009 and July 2010.
- Training, support and advice were provided to
30 settings across the county and measurable improvements were
demonstrated by reducing the number of children "at risk" of
speech, language and communication delay from 45% in the Autumn
term 2009 to 28% in the summer term 2010.
- Practitioners and parents felt much more
confident about ways in which they could help and support their
children's speech, language and communication development.
- Many of the lessons learnt from, and
resources developed for, this project have been incorporated into
this SLCN Pathway to ensure sustained and embedded practice for
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