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120 Idioms At Your Fingertips

120 Idioms At Your Fingertips

£35.00

An extremely useful book for teachers and therapists working with both children and adults, by June Nicols.

by June Nicols, first published in 2003. New edition 2018.

New Price. New CD version.


This extremely useful resource will appeal to teachers and therapists working with both children and adults. 120 idioms are defined and illustrated together with activities for consolidation and learning. There are 3 sections:

Section 1 – Idioms are amusingly illustrated and defined.

Section 2 – Multiple choice for matching meaning to idiom for consolidation.

Section 3 – Cards of the idioms and their meanings for games and activities providing revision and recall.

Updated and now supplied on CD so sheets can be easily printed on demand. An A4 manual is included with information, summaries and sample sheets for each section.

Adeiladwyr Iaith

Adeiladwyr Iaith

£22.00

A book packed full of practical ideas to support children’s speaking and listening skills at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the communication skills of all school age children. It develops ideas suitable for children at primary school. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants and teachers and many speech and language therapists use it in their daily work. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Cefnogi Iaith a Lleferydd yn y Dosbarth.

It addresses many areas including:

  • Attention and listening
  • Helping school age children understand spoken language and develop verbal reasoning skills
  • Helping school age children develop their expressive language
  • Phonological processing activities
  • Developing vocabulary and story writing and use of mind maps
  • Helping school age children develop their social skills
  • Helping school age children with unclear speech

As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer Anghenion Cymhleth

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer Anghenion Cymhleth

£22.00

An excellent resource which makes this complex area of language development accessible to non-specialist staff.

This excellent resource makes this complex area of language development accessible to non-specialist staff. All those working in the field will appreciate the clear explanations and practical support and advice for those working and living with children at the pre-intentional and intentional stages of communication as far as beginning to use first words. The book explores a wide range of issues concerning children who have little or no means of expressing themselves verbally.

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer Anghenion Cymhleth  provides ideas for assessment and recording progress as well as detailed advice and practical activities. It is written for speech and language therapists, teachers, teaching assistants, pre-school practitioners and parents.

The book examines the characteristic communication skills, the interaction required and the thinking and play skills that need nurturing at each of the following stages:

  • Pre-Intentional Communication.
  • Being able to anticipate events.
  • Intentional Communication.


It also considers:

  • The link between play and language.
  • Total Communication – signs, symbols, Communication Passports, and briefly, Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
  • Using first words, ideas and phrases.


As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer ASA Geiriol

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer ASA Geiriol

£22.00

A practical guide for all those living and working with verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This invaluable book provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and gives detailed advice and activities to promote the communication and interaction skills of all verbal children with ASD.

It covers a wealth of knowledge and is beautifully illustrated to provide many practical strategies and ideas suitable for children at primary school as well as those in specialist provisions. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants, teachers and other professionals who work in this field. It is the training material for those completing the Elklan ASD specilaist course but is also a stand alone publication and is useful for all practitioners.

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • What is autism?
  • Using structure with children with ASD.
  • Developing communication.
  • Working with Information Carrying Words to develop the length of sentences a child can understand.
  • Developing verbal reasoning in children with ASD.
  • Using vocabulary maps and Mind Maps, the latter devised by Tony Buzan.
  • Developing interaction through using Comic Strip
  • Conversations as devised by Carol Gray.
  • Helping children learn how to speak in a social context.
  • Understanding that children with ASD often communicate most effectively through their behaviour.

As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Adeiladwyr Iaith Cynnar

Adeiladwyr Iaith Cynnar

£22.00

A book packed full of practical ideas to support children’s speaking and listening skills at pre-foundation and foundation stage.

This invaluable and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged between 2 and 6 years. It has been widely used across thousands of settings and enables professionals and parents to understand the communication difficulties children experience. It gives relevant advice and is full of lots of ideas to support children with a wide range of speech and language difficulties

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • Developing play for language
  • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
  • The development of attention levels
  • Helping children develop their understanding of language andverbal reasoning
  • Developing social skills through play
  • Helping pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorder
  • Helping children develop phonological awareness
  • Helping children with unclear speech

Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd

Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd

£22.00

This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote communication skills of secondary school aged children

This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote communication skills of secondary school aged children

Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd provides detailed advice and activities to encourage the communication skills of 11-16 year olds. It has been written to be accessible to teachers, teaching assistants and parents and, with help, the students themselves.

Many aspects of communication are covered including:

  • Understanding memory and learning
  • Using visual strategies and considering independent learning
  • Helping students to understand spoken language
  • Using strategies to improve vocabulary learning
  • Using strategies to improve sentence structure and grammar
  • Finding ideas to structure written work
  • Supporting preparation for tests and exams
  • Coping with social communication and social situations
  • Understanding what is involved in speaking clearly and helping students with their speech.

The book is illustrated.

Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd forms the core reading material for the accredited course ‘Cefnogaeth Iaith a Lleferydd ar gyfer ieuenctid 11-16 oed’.

As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Adventures with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 4-6 year olds

Adventures with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 4-6 year olds

£65.00 plus VAT

All four seasons' adventures 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 each season is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

The resource provides a home liaison CD licensed to the purchaser (for multiple printing).

These programmes, based on the four seasons, can be used throughout the school year as home activities or as in class activities.

The aim is to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of language, expressive language and phonological awareness.

The CD is a compilation of the disc for each season. It includes:

Spring Adventure:

  • 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)

Summer Adventure:

  • 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)

Autumn Adventure:

  • Activity 1: The 'Autumn' listening tree (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: Autumn patterns (attention, listening & auditory memory and giving detailed instructions)
  • Activity 3: Autumn mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 4: Rhyming fun (phonological awareness- rhyme)

Winter Adventure:

  • Activity 1: Dress Boris and Bella game (understanding before/after, either/or and longer instructions)
  • Activity 2: Winter mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 3: Tidy up the toys (understanding and giving detailed instructions- barrier game)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around- rhyming lotto (phonological awareness- rhyme)
  • Activity 5: What day is it today? (understanding 'yesterday', 'today' & 'tomorrow')

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

All Sounds

All Sounds

£29.99

A fun way of practising speech consonant sounds in short sentences or phrases.

by Sadie Lewis.

All Sounds is a fun way of practising speech consonant sounds in short sentences or phrases.

The pictures are engaging and humorous which encourage the children to say the sentence whilst enjoying the humour.

Ideas for activities are provided.  These focus on production but also discrimination e.g. accuracy judgement as in 'A debra (zebra) with zigzags - was that right?'

Ideal for parents and teaching staff wanting to reinforce the use of targeted speech sounds at sentence level.

Set of pictures to encourage the use of consonants in initial, medial and final positions of words are included

The following sounds are included: p, b, t, d, k, g, f, v, th, s, z, sh, ch, j, m, n, -ng, l, w, r, y and h

Where else can you find such a rich bank of resources and all for £29.99!

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

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

£20.00 plus VAT

Autumn 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 AUTUMN is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

  • Activity 1: The 'Autumn' listening tree (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: Autumn patterns (attention, listening & auditory memory and giving detailed instructions)
  • Activity 3: Autumn mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 4: Rhyming fun (phonological awareness- rhyme)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on AUTUMN, 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

Autumn Antics with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Autumn Antics with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Autumn Antics 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 AUTUMN is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Autumn mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid and expand memory within a topic)
  • Activity 2: Autumn Snakes and Ladders (verbal reasoning board game)
  • Activity 3: Autumn Stories (creating and structuring stories from component parts)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around (sound placement awareness)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on AUTUMN, 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

Autumn Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

Autumn Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Autumn Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 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 AUTUMN is explored and is carefully designed for 3-4 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Autumn Vocabulary
  • Activity 2: The Listening Tree (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 3: Busy Bella (verbs)
  • Activity 4: Where is Boris? (prepositions)
  • Activity 5: Syllable Clapping (phonological awareness – syllable clapping)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on AUTUMN, 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 (pre-reading skills).

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Blank Poster

Blank Poster

£3.00 plus VAT

An A3 blank poster. The four levels represented clearly and visually.

The four levels represented clearly and visually.

A3 size to fit any wall.