the speech & language trainers

Resources for 5 - 11s

STASS Game Board - Alien

STASS Game Board - Alien

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Brick

STASS Game Board - Brick

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Fantasy

STASS Game Board - Fantasy

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Football

STASS Game Board - Football

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Pirate

STASS Game Board - Pirate

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Railway

STASS Game Board - Railway

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Safari

STASS Game Board - Safari

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Board - Space

STASS Game Board - Space

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.

STASS Game Boards Set

STASS Game Boards Set

£22.00 plus VAT

Eight A3 game boards by Susan Armstrong which will make any repetitive activity fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

This set of 8 x A3 game boards will make any repetitive activity fun for children aged 6 and over. The variety of themes actively encourage the motivation of both individual and groups of children. The games are designed to be used with a dice and rules can be developed and modified as required. Every teacher and therapist will find this resource invaluable. First published 2001.

This set contains:

  • Alien game board
  • Brick game board
  • Fantasy game board
  • Football game board
  • Pirate game board
  • Railway game board
  • Safari game board
  • Space game board
  • Games accessory pack:
    2 x spot dice
    1 x dice shaker
    24 x counters (6 colours)
    1 x spinner
    1 x one minute timer.

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

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

£20.00 plus VAT

Summer 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 SUMMER is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

  • Activity 1:  The Listening Sandcastle
  • Activity 2:  What's in a story? (story mind mapping- exploring the components and sequence of a story)
  • Activity 3:  Sounds around- sounds and syllables under the sea (syllable jigsaws & sound placement)
  • Activity 4:  Pirate fun (more/most/least, prepositions explored in a board game)

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

TALC Prawf Deall Iaith Haniaethol (Welsh edition)

TALC Prawf Deall Iaith Haniaethol (Welsh edition)

£45.00

A resource designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them.

This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills of all under 5s and primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them

The TALC is based on the Language of Learning Model proposed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The Language of Learning Model is popular in Australia where it is referred to as 'Blanks' or 'The Blank Language Scheme.' This scheme is very popular with early years and education staff as it helps them to differentiate class based activities for all children. This assessment will enable children to be appropriately assessed and supported at the right level for them. Anyone familiar with the principles of assessing children can conduct the TALC.

More information about 'Blank' is written in the resource and in all Elklan Language Builders books (excepting Communication Support for Children with Severe and Complex Needs).

The TALC can be used to:

  • Assess the level of abstract language a child can understand
  • Set individual, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) targets
  • Increase the awareness of the types of questions and directions the child might be expected to understand
  • Indicate how the language used to interact with the child can be modified to ensure that the child understands the linguistic demands
  • Encourage the development of the child's abstract reasoning skills within his level of ability
  • Develop the child's confidence because the demands will be realistic
  • Measure change


There are two parts to the TALC assessment:

  • Part I involves a picture assessment. The topics for the six pictures have been carefully chosen to reflect the experiences of a wide and diverse population. The child is shown a picture or is given four pictures to put in the correct order. The assessor asks the questions listed on the score sheet and notes can be made about the child's response. There are 70 questions.
  • Part II of the TALC gives a list of the types of questions which can be adapted to suit all situations so that assessment can take place during natural communicative interactions. A simple record sheet is provided.


All the score forms can be photocopied for multiple use.

Talking Time

Talking Time

£25.00

An evidence based resource to develop early language skills.

Talking Time - an evidence based resource to develop early language skills

Talking Time was devised at the Institute of Education London in collaboration with schools and pupils in Tower Hamlets. The project was devised by Julie Dockrell and Morag Stuart at the Institute of Education, London. Diane King was the senior research officer on the project.

Talking Time is an evidence based resource that can support staff in developing early language skills. The materials have been tried and tested in Tower Hamlets nurseries and have been shown to be effective. They provide staff with tools to be used flexibly in contexts where, for whatever reason, children may be struggling with speaking and understanding language.

To see details of the evidence based research concerning the resource, please click here.

The resource contains the following:

  • Teacher Handbook: A 31 page booklet of simple ideas which are carefully explained with examples and colour photographs. Topics covered include:
    • Introduction
    • Supporting vocabulary  development
    • Encouraging skills of inference through Story Talk
    • Developing narrative skills through effective questioning and using picture sequences (hexagon resources)
  • Talking Time video:  A video of examples of good practice in settings in Tower Hamlets. Talk over provided by Professor Julie Dockrell
  • Hexagon Resources: 10 sets of colour photographs providing a total of 80 pictures to develop narrative skills.  Topics include:
    • At school (8 photos)
    • Baking biscuits (13 photos)
    • Dropping oranges  (6 photos)
    • Eating ice-cream (3 photos)
    • Eid party (7 photos)
    • Going to school (11 photos)
    • Losing toy plane (6 photos)
    • Shopping (12 photos)
    • Swing Fall (6 photos)
    • Visiting the doctor (8 photos)

Talking Time booklet, DVD and CD all in a plastic wallet costs £35 plus P&P.