Nuffield Early Language Intervention

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is a 20-week programme proven to help young children overcome language difficulties. It is designed for children aged 4-5 years and combines small group work with one-to-one sessions delivered by trained teaching assistants, targeting vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness.

Developed by a team led by Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme, the intervention has been evaluated in robust trials funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation. These have found it to be effective for improving children’s oral language skills as well as promoting longer-term progress in reading comprehension.

Find out more about the Nuffield Early Language Intervention.

You can watch a video from Ryders Hayes Primary School where they talk about how Nuffield Early Language Intervention programme has impacted on early language skills across their teaching and pupils, and why they chose to use this teaching method.