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Let's Talk Together workbook

Let's Talk Together workbook

£15.00

The workbook for the Let's Talk Together course.

The workbook for the Let's Talk Together course.

This revised practical book provides parents with current information regarding ASD and how to manage their children with this condition and other Social Communication Needs. It has been updated taking into account the new diagnostic criteria for Autism. It provides a wealth of practical activities to support the communication of children and young people with Social Communication Needs both with and without a diagnosis of ASD.The focus of the book is on understanding the particular challenges that these children and young people face when interacting and communicating with peers and adults. It is designed to help parents of children who are talking and are at a mainstream primary, or secondary school or a specialist unit.

Let’s Talk Together is written for parents but would also be useful for teaching assistants and teachers.

The topics covered are:

  • What is communication
  • The Chat Challenge - how adults can help children with social communication needs interact more effectively.
  • Using physical and visual structures.
  • Developing listening and understanding.
  • Asking questions and sharing books.
  • Developing interaction with peers and adults.
  • Understanding that behaviour is communication.

Let's Talk with 10-14s workbook

Let's Talk with 10-14s workbook

£15.00

The workbook for the Let's Talk with 10-14s course.

This brand new practical book provides information about the development of language and communication, how to recognise difficulties with speech, language and communication and how to support children as they move from primary to secondary school.  It gives ‘Helpful Hints’ with ideas to promote different aspects of communication with a special section on supporting young people with their homework. The focus of the book is on understanding the particular challenges that young people with speech, language and communication face in a secondary environment and how to help them.

Let’s Talk with 10-14s is written for parents but would also be useful for teaching assistants and teachers.

The topics covered are:

  • Knowing all the skills involved in communication and the developmental stages
  • Helping young people to develop their listening, concentration and understanding of language
  • Supporting vocabulary learning
  • Encouraging more conversation
  • Helping young people with their homework

Let's Talk with 5-11s workbook

Let's Talk with 5-11s workbook

£15.00

The workbook for the Let's Talk with 5-11s course.

This practical book provides information about the development of language and communication and how to recognise children with speech, language and communication difficulties. It also gives 'Helpful Hints' with ideas to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged 5-11 years but particularly those whose communication development is delayed.

The book has been used for ten years as part of a course but Elklan has been asked to make this resource more widely available to parents so that the book can be bought without having to attend any training. It is also suitable for teaching assistants and teachers wanting some core information and ideas.

The topics covered are:

  • Knowing all the skills involved in communication and the developmental stages
  • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
  • Helping children develop their listening, concentration and understanding of language
  • Promoting the development of vocabulary
  • Expanding the structure of children’s sentences
  • Thinking about the questions we ask children
  • Sharing books to support vocabulary and language development
  • Helping children with unclear speech

Let's Talk with Special Children workbook

Let's Talk with Special Children workbook

£15.00

The workbook for the Let's Talk with Special Children course.

This practical book provides information about the development of the early stages of language and communication from the pre-intentional to the intentional communicator.  It gives ‘Helpful Hints’ with ideas to promote communication from the point at which a child is succeeding and explains how interventions such as PECs, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism and the use of symbols, signs, objects of reference etc. are beneficial for children at different steps on the journey towards being an intentional communicator.

Let’s Talk with Special Children is written for parents of children with severe communication difficulties or profound and multiple learning needs.  It is also suitable for early years practitioners, teaching assistants and teachers wanting some key information and ideas.

The book has been used for eight years as part of a course but Elklan has been asked to make this resource more widely available to parents so that the book can be bought without having to attend any training.

The topics covered are:

  • Knowing the developmental stages towards intentional communication
  • Understanding how to help a child to play and explore their world to support the development of language
  • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
  • Promoting the use of objects, pictures, signs and symbols
  • Helping to maximise a child’s ability to communicate.

Let's Talk with Under 5s workbook

Let's Talk with Under 5s workbook

£15.00

The workbook for the Let's Talk with Under 5s course.

This practical book provides information about the development of language and communication and how to recognise young children with speech, language and communication difficulties. It also gives ‘Helpful Hints’ with ideas to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged under 5 years but particularly those whose communication development is delayed.

The book has been used for fifteen years as part of a course but Elklan has been asked to make this resource more widely available to parents so that the book can be bought without having to attend any training. It is also suitable for early years practitioners wanting some key information and ideas.

The topics covered are:

  • Knowing all the skills involved in communication and the developmental stages
  • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
  • Developing play for language
  • Helping children develop their understanding of language
  • Promoting the development of vocabulary and use of sentences
  • Thinking about the questions we ask children
  • Sharing books to support language development
  • Helping children with unclear speech and developing pre-reading skills.