Giving children the best start in life

Primary Schools

The chatta approach helps children become better communicators, writers, readers and thinkers.

I have just had Kenzie’s One Plan meeting and he is doing so well with his speech and language targets. The Speech Therapist is delighted with his progress and the class teacher said Chatta has made such a big impact on Kenzie because he can play it back and hear what he is saying so Kenzie can identify what he isn’t saying correctly this  helps him to make corrections which he is very motivated to want to do. The approach is really helping children to be better communicators and it has been life changing for Kenzie, as he is so much happier now than this time last year as he can communicate clearly what he wants to say and he can interact much better with the other children in his class. Mum was extremely proud, tears were welling up. 

Gabrille Deed
SENCO / Lyons Hall Primary School

In summary, it is clear from this study that chatta has a marked impact on speech and language development in children considered able and average in this area and also those for whom a specific speech, language and communication issue had been identified. There is evidence of favourable results with regard to chatta being an extremely effective discrete intervention for children in the EYFS and/or with SLCN. This study demonstrates promising support for chatta as a discrete intervention. On this basis, we would recommend further study into the widespread use of chatta in the EYFS and with children with SLCN.

National Teaching School Partner Alliance
Year Long Independent Controlled Trial

chatta is an approach that we are using inside and outside the classroom to reinforce our focus on speaking and listening. The approach has very quickly become central to our practice and what we do in lessons. Teachers are extremely positive about it as part of wider learning support in the classroom.

Andrew Smith
Executive Head, Lyons Hall, Essex