The Talk Together Study is a micro-longitudinal study for children 0-4 years of age. The study combines several different elements including that could be delivered remotely in the wake of Singapore's COVID-19 response. The study includes a Randomized Controlled Trial of 'Talk Together', a 4-week programme designed to enhance parent/child interactions. Participants were involved in testing at three different timepoints. At each timepoint, testing included a series of surveys and a recording of a parent/child interaction during a video call. The Talk Together Study was launched in July 2020. A description of running the study using text-messages can be found in Woon 2021

This archive contains materials and documents developed for the Talk Together Study

Materials for Parents
Talk Together Intervention - A four week programme of tips to enhance parent-child interactions
Talk Wheel - Eight top tips for enjoying talk together with your little-ones Booklet including age-graded advice, the science of how each tip works, and further reading.
Talk Wheel Graphic "wheel" with talk-based activities
Why do babies babble? Poster

Study Administration and Feedback
Post-Intervention Survey - Survey questions and templates for collecting parental feedback on intervention
<>• Study Administration Files<> (Coming soon)
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May 9, 2023
Styles, Suzy J, 2023, "Talk Wheel - Eight top tips for enjoying talk together with your little-ones",, DR-NTU (Data), V1
Parent-child talk is an opportunity for bonding and developing your child’s language skills. Many speech scientists believe that engaging in more talk with your children helps them build strong foundations for language. We created a special Talk Wheel with eight tips to help pare...
Apr 8, 2021
Styles, Suzy J; Ang, Wen Xin; binte Amran, Shaza; Yogarrajah, Eshwaaree C; Mohd Salleh, Nur Sakinah; Woon, Fei Ting, 2021, "Talk Wheel",, DR-NTU (Data), V1
The Talk Wheel was developed in 2019 as a gift for parents participating in studies at the BLIP Lab in Singapore. The tips on the Talk Wheel were integrated into the Talk Together Intervention in 2020. Physical Talk Wheels were custom printed on large fridge magnets, with a spinn...
Apr 7, 2021
Sundaray Shamala; Woon, Fei Ting; binte Amran, Shaza; Styles, Suzy J, 2021, "Talk Together - Post Intervention Survey",, DR-NTU (Data), V1, UNF:6:X3e5rMUaILFR0PgJHGszFQ== [fileUNF]
The Talk Together Study served parents with four weeks of tips designed to enhance their communication with their little ones. At the end of the intervention period, parents were invited to complete a series of questions about their adherence to the intervention, their feedback a...
Apr 7, 2021
Styles, Suzy J, 2021, "Talk Together - A four week programme of tips to enhance parent-child interactions",, DR-NTU (Data), V1
Talk Together was designed in 2020. Parents taking part in the Talk Together Study were randomly allocated to receive high-frequency tips and interactive content or low-frequency information for four weeks (Phase 1), after which the conditions swapped (Phase 2). Tips were deliver...
Apr 5, 2021
Styles, Suzy J, 2021, "Why Do Babies Babble?",, DR-NTU (Data), V1
Styles, SJ (2020) Why do Babies Babble? (Info Sheet/Poster) "Babbling is a series of exercises that little ones use to develop strength and precision in different muscle groups. Babies who babble can hear what their voice sounds like, and compare it to the way adult voices sound....
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