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Language Builders for Post 16s

Language Builders for Post 16s

£22.00

Clear, practical advice and activities to promote the communication skills of 16-25 year olds

Language Builders for Post 16s provides clear practical advice and activities to promote the communication skills of 16-25 year olds, and has been written to be accessible to speech and language therapists, learning support assistants, teachers and parents.

Areas covered include:

  • Considering the skills involved in communication
  • Improving listening and concentration skills
  • Developing strategies to help students understand spoken language and improve their verbal reasoning skills
  • Exploring the use of non-literal and ambiguous language
  • Facilitating vocabulary learning
  • Encouraging expressive language skills
  • Promoting social skills and emotional literacy
  • Considering the use of communication in the workplace

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.

Language Builders for Pupils with SLD

Language Builders for Pupils with SLD

£22.00

Detailed advice and activities to support children and young people (5-25yrs) with Severe Learning and communication Difficulties

Language Builders for Pupils with SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties) book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the communication skills of children and young people (5-25yrs) who are able to verbally understand and express their basic needs and ideas but who are really struggling to learn and cope in education settings. 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 Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD.


It addresses many areas including:
  • What is communication?
  • Using positive adult-pupil interaction to promote communication
  • Supporting effective vattention and listening
  • Helping pupils who have learning difficulties to understand spoken language and develop verbal reasoning skills
  • Using Total Communication as a core approach to communication
  • Promoting vocabulary development
  • Develop expressive language and narrative skills
  • Learning how to identify and support pupils’ social communication skills

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

Language Builders for Verbal ASD

Language Builders for Verbal ASD

£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.

Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People

Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People

£22.00

Clear, practical advice and activities to promote the communication skills of young people for whom behaviour is the major concern

Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People has been written to be accessible to speech and language therapists, social workers, teachers, support staff, parents and those working in the youth justice sector.

Forwarded by Juliet Gregory, Specialist SaLT in the field.

Areas covered include:

  • Why is knowledge about speech, language and communication important when working with vulnerable young people?
  • Communication basics – non-verbal communication listening and attention
  • Understanding spoken language
  • Developing verbal reasoning
  • Exploring the use of non-literal and ambiguous language
  • Facilitating vocabulary learning
  • Encouraging expressive language and communication
  • Promoting social skills and emotional literacy

 

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.

Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC (Welsh Edition)

Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC (Welsh Edition)

£35.00

A resource which will help pre-school settings to develop everyday vocabulary and support the understanding of spoken language.

Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities to promote the vocabulary, speaking and listening of a wide range of children through the principle of Information Carrying Words.

For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words, the concept provides a structured framework which helps children increase the amount of information they can remember. At the same time EYBIC will develop their knowledge and language of everyday topics including:

  • Ourselves
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Animals
  • Home


The resource includes:

  • Careful explanations about Information Carrying Words and how to use the resource
  • Illustrations to print in black and white or colour
  • Home Activities
  • Vocabulary checklists to monitor progress
  • A two and a half hour training session for parents and early years practitioners, which includes teaching notes, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.


EYBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

  • Understanding of spoken language
  • Listening and attention
  • Auditory sequential memory
  • Vocabulary development
  • Expressive language
  • Social communication skills

EYBIC Word Pack supports Early Learning Goals.

EYBIC Word Pack is very useful for children learning additional languages.

EYBIC Word Pack helps parents, early years practitioners and speech and language therapists to work together to promote children’s language and communication skills.

Secondary Language Builders

Secondary Language Builders

£22.00

This invaluable recently updated 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 and has just been updated to this 2015 edition. 

Secondary Language Builders 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.

Secondary Language Builders forms the core reading material for the accredited course €Speech and Language Support for 11-16s€. 

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.