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ABC Learning paper 1: Oral language development

Learning from the evaluation of pre-birth to age six and oral language interventions. 

This paper summarises key learning from the delivery of parenting interventions, primarily interventions that focused on improving the development of children’s oral language abilities and skills, under the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme from 2015 to 2017.

The learning is taken from a sub-study of the national evaluation of the ABC Programme, which assessed the contribution of the ABC Programme to changes in outcomes for parents and children. early years, the organisation for young children, and Dr Katrina Collins completed this sub-study in 2018 on behalf of the programme funders.