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MerriMaps

MerriMaps

£42.00

An assessment and therapy resource for Pragmatic Language Skills, by Sally Merrison & Andrew Merrison.

By Sally Merrison & Andrew Merrison, first published in 2003.

ISBN 978-1-874534-49-5

An assessment and therapy resource for Pragmatic Language Skills. This resource enables professionals to objectively assess, profile and monitor the communication skills of clients with pragmatic language impairments and also provides ideas for intervention. MerriMaps can be used with both children aged 7+, and adult client groups (those with learning disabilities, dysphasia or head injury). The task involves the therapist describing a route on their map (from a script of 16 directions) to the client, whose map lacks the route. The client's aim is to replicate the route onto their own map as closely as possible. The assessment has been designed to provide opportunities for the client to initiate repair following communication breakdown (from inadequate or ambiguous instructions being provided by the therapist).

Contents:

  • A4 Manual describing administration and scoring of the assessment (including photocopiable Profile of Pragmatic Skills chart),
  • 2 photocopiable A4 Trial maps
  • 12 photocopiable A3 Maps - 6 for assessment and 6 for therapy

 


Olympic Vocabulary poster

Olympic Vocabulary poster

£4.00

Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning

Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning.

Format: single sided half-A2 laminated poster.

Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener

Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener

£99.00 plus VAT

This software identifies specific pre-set activities in Phoneme Factory SoundSorter (sold separately) to use with a particular child

by Dr Yvonne Wren & Professor Sue Roulstone,
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

This software programme identifies specific pre-set activities in Phoneme Factory SoundSorter (sold separately) to use with a particular child.

Orders for this product will only be accepted within the UK

It enables users to screen for speech impairment in children aged 4-8 years old. It is particularly useful for teaching staff who might wish to know whether or not a child needs to be referred to speech and language therapy because of unclear speech and pronunciation.

The Phonology Screener consists of:

  • Child Assessment – assesses the child’s production of consonants and consonant clusters at the beginnings and ends of words and identifies the numbers of syllables produced by the child in multisyllabic words.
  • Phoneme Ready Reckoner – helps users distinguish between similar speech sounds used in the response options to the Screener.
  • Teacher training – contains practice screens for the user to work through prior to screening a child.
  • Reporting – delivers robust assessment results on the child’s phonological errors in relation to his or her age and recommends customised intervention activities to use from the SoundSorter software as well as guidance on whether or not the child needs referral to speech and language therapy.
  • Administration – multiple user capabilities and secure, efficient record-keeping

 
The Phoneme Factory works!  For evidence click here.

Phoneme Factory Set

Phoneme Factory Set

£163.00 plus VAT

A range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds.

by Dr Yvonne Wren & Professor Sue Roulstone,
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

This software programme provides a range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds. The Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener included in this set identifies specific pre-set activities on the SoundSorter to use with a particular child. Alternatively it can be used by speech and language therapists to customise activities for a child’s specific pattern of speech sound errors through the selection of targets, contrasts, word position and other settings.

SoundSorter is aimed at children aged between 4 and 8 and:

  • Contains age-appropriate activities to develop a child’s listening and awareness of sounds in speech.
  • Provides busy teachers, SENCO’s and LSA’s with easy configuration, accessibility and record keeping options, consistent with common error patterns seen in young children’s speech.
  • Provides speech and language therapists with the option for more complex configurations for those children who are using unusual speech sound errors.

Phonology Screener consists of:

  • Child Assessment – assesses the child’s production of consonants and consonant clusters at the beginnings and ends of words and identifies the numbers of syllables produced by the child in multisyllabic words.
  • Phoneme Ready Reckoner – helps users distinguish between similar speech sounds used in the response options to the Screener.
  • Teacher training – contains practice screens for the user to work through prior to screening a child.
  • Reporting – delivers robust assessment results on the child’s phonological errors in relation to his or her age and recommends customised intervention activities to use from the SoundSorter software as well as guidance on whether or not the child needs referral to speech and language therapy.
  • Administration – multiple user capabilities and secure, efficient record-keeping

 
The Phoneme Factory works!  For evidence click here.

Phoneme Factory SoundSorter

Phoneme Factory SoundSorter

£99.00 plus VAT

A range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds.

by Dr Yvonne Wren & Professor Sue Roulstone,
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

This software programme provides a range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds. It can be used by teaching staff in combination with the Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener (sold separately) which identifies specific pre-set activities on the SoundSorter to use with a particular child. Alternatively it can be used by speech and language therapists to customise activities for a child’s specific pattern of speech sound errors through the selection of targets, contrasts, word position and other settings.

The SoundSorter software is aimed at children aged between 4 and 8 and:

  • Contains age-appropriate activities to develop a child’s listening and awareness of sounds in speech.
  • Provides busy teachers, SENCO’s and LSA’s with easy configuration, accessibility and record keeping options, consistent with common error patterns seen in young children’s speech.
  • Provides speech and language therapists with the option for more complex configurations for those children who are using unusual speech sound errors.

 
The Phoneme Factory works!  For evidence click here.

Phonological Awareness Procedure

Phonological Awareness Procedure

£22.00

Paperback covering consonants and vowels with colourful demonstrative images, by Barbara Gorrie & Elaine Parkinson.

Barbara Gorrie & Elaine Parkinson; first published 1995.

ISBN 978-1-874534-07-5

Developed by a Speech & Language Therapist and a Teacher, this resource book supports the latest theoretical developments in the remediation of phonological processing, reading skills and some aspects of speech & language. The 60 page A4 book contains assessments, games and pictures which are all photocopiable. This approach is appropriate for speech and language handicapped, people with learning difficulties and people with dyslexia. Suggested age range is 6 years to adult. It is suitable for use by speech & language therapists, literacy teachers and SENCO's.

Contents include:

  • 19 sub-tests of phonological awareness skills divided into syllabic, intra-syllabic and phonemic segmentation together with an additional related section on the repetition of non-words
  • Teaching ideas and games
  • A selection of photocopiable pictures which can be used in games and therapy

 
A4 photocopiable book 60pp.

PORIC

PORIC

£55.00

A wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula, based on Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curricula throughout the UK.

PORIC provides a wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula. It is based on the core vocabulary and linguistic concepts incorporated in Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curriculai in all four countries of the UK. it is an invaluable resource for staff supporting children who need more help to learn these important words.

PORIC is a long established product that has been used by many teachers and Therapists, it was written by Glinette Woods and Deborah Acors in 1999. The publisher retired and the authors have worked with Henrietta to produce a brand new edition which is now published by Elklan.

The PORIC pack gives you:

  • A book of ideas to develop an understanding and use of each linguistic concept in alphabetical order.
  • A CD disc with all same ideas to develop the concepts but organised in the order in which children acquire the vocabulary.
  • A linguistic concept booklet with 16 coloured, laminated pictures to use for informal assessment and teaching.


The CD disc also contains:

  • Concept check lists and assessment forms in alphabetical and developmental order. All these forms can be printed as and when they are needed.
  • Four exercise books. These are called 'Concept Consolidation' books and contain worksheets ideal for reinforcement of the concepts at home.

Rhodes to Language

Rhodes to Language

£42.00

Language activities, based on the National Curriculum, by Anna Rhodes.

By Anna Rhodes, first published in 2001.

ISBN 978-1-874534-31-0

Now available exclusively as a digital edition, comprising a 61 page e-book manual and 136 printable games and activities handouts.

A physical copy of the manual will be sent to purchasers of the digital edition when this becomes available.

Language activities, based on the National Curriculum, for children aged 7-16 years. The games and activities designed to address specific areas of language use will prove a real time-saver.

8 sections include:

  • Nouns: Groups, Naming Nouns, Speed Naming, Noun Lotto, Odd one Out, Compound words, Word Play, What is It? Syllables.
  • Verbs: Verb Variety, Tricky Tenses.
  • Adjectives: Adding Adjectives, Alternative Adjectives.
  • Conjuctions: Clever Conjunctions.
  • Adverbs: Adventurous Adverbs, When, Where & How?
  • Pronouns: Silly Sentences, Sillier Sentences.
  • Meaning: Multiple Meanings, More Meanings, Same or Different?, Antonyms & Synonyms, Crosswords, Pesky Pairs, Similes.
  • Concepts: Cool Concepts.

Semantic Links

Semantic Links

£62.00

240 graded worksheets for use with children and adults who have semantic difficulties; by Sadie Bigland-Lewis & Jane Speake.

by Sadie Bigland-Lewis & Jane Speake, first published in 1992.

For use with children and adults to aid categorisation skills, improve word finding and support vocabulary learning.

Updated and now available on a CD so sheets can be easily printed on demand. A manual is included with information, summaries and sample sheets for each section.

The resource consists of 240 graded worksheets and score sheets for use with children and adults who have semantic difficulties. There is a cross referenced core vocabulary of over 320 high frequency nouns and verbs and the tasks may be presented both verbally and non-verbally. Also included is a DIY section for teachers or therapists to devise their own examples. Verbs are represented by Rebus symbols and there is an additional section if these require to be taught. This unique resource is highly popular with both Teachers and Speech & Language Therapists.

Sizzling Summer with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Sizzling Summer with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Sizzling Summer with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of SUMMER is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Book the holiday (complex verbal reasoning game)
  • Activity 2: getting sorted for holiday (categorising vocabulary)
  • Activity 3: past, present and future (using tenses)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around- where is the 'r' sound? (sound placement awareness & production)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SUMMER, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Spring Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

Spring Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Spring Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting.  Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of SPRING is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Decorate the Easter Egg (understanding left/right, above/below & longer instructions)
  • Activity 2: Guess what? (asking effective questions & giving effective clues)
  • Activity 3: Sounds around-sort the sound (phonological awareness- sound awareness)
  • Activity 4: Tell us a story (sequencing and using first/then, next & last)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SPRING, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Spring has Sprung with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Spring has Sprung with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Spring has Sprung with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of SPRING is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Inspector Boris (phonological & semantic investigation of words)
  • Activity 2: Sounds around- where is the 'th'? (sound placement awareness & production of sound)
  • Activity 3: tell us a story- but we want to know more (expanding adjectives in a structured way & building these into a story)
  • Activity 4: Idioms- what's that you said? (exploring idioms/expressions)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SPRING, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack