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Chat a Sign - Siena's Farmyard and Zoo Animals

Chat a Sign - Siena's Farmyard and Zoo Animals

£9.50

The only speech and language books to combine word-photo-sign

On Sale Usually £12.50

On sale £9.50 plus postage (Usual price £12.50).


Developed by Siena and her granddad.

  • The only speech and language books to combine word-photo-sign
  • Easy to use

Signs are based on BSL so the resource is compatible with most sign systems used in the UK e.g. Makaton® and Signalong®

Simple, clear photos presented in a stand up book with easy to follow signing directions on the opposite face. Great all in one place!

Also in the series: Chat a Sign - Drinks, Snacks and Treats

Video: watch Siena using the book

Chunk, Chill, Check poster

Chunk, Chill, Check poster

£3.00 plus VAT

Clear Language

Clear Language

£15.00

Explains the levels of language processing and potential difficulties in an easy to understand way.

by Sadie Lewis.

Clear Language explains the levels of language processing and potential difficulties in an easy to understand way, e.g. word finding problems, grammatical difficulties.

It is aimed at providing therapists with a tool for explaining language problems, and the resulting therapy, to parents or teachers.

Drawings and simple diagrams aid the explanations.

Individual therapists can photocopy Clear Language to make a leaflet.

Colourful Semantics - A Practical Resource

Colourful Semantics - A Practical Resource

£45.00 plus VAT

A practical resource on Mac / Windows-compatible CD-ROM for putting Colourful Semantics into practice, by Nicola Ogg, SaLT.

By Nicola Ogg, published in 2013 by STASS Publications Ltd.

Colourful Semantics - was developed by Alison Bryan and is used by SaLTs across the UK and beyond, to support spoken and written language development across a wide range of client groups.

Colourful Semantics – a practical resource is a Mac / Windows-compatible CD-ROM which uses this theory and provides a wide range of practical games, advice sheets and illustrations, to support the use of ‘Colourful Semantics’ with primary and secondary school children across the curriculum. This resource has been developed with Alison Bryan’s support and she has written the forward.

The pictures are fun, the ideas are varied and the advice is practical. Resources can be printed off, copied and used for therapy by SaLTs, Teachers and assistants to support expressive and receptive language targets. The disk is clear, easy to use and ready to go.

Colourful Stories

Colourful Stories

£25.00 plus VAT

A visual support strategy to help children learn about, tell and write stories, by Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan.

By Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan.

Colourful Stories is a visual support strategy which helps children to learn about the structure of stories and become more confident about telling and writing stories.  Colourful Stories encourages oral narrative sills and introduces written words only when the child is confident about the structure of a story and how to tell a story orally.

Colourful Stories consists of:

  • Coloured cards - there are 6 to represent the different parts of a story
  • Story Board
  • Picture sequencing cards

This is an effective strategy if used as a whole school approach starting at The Foundation Stage.  At this stage, Colourful Stories would be used as a whole class approach. It also lends itself to small group or individual support.  At Key Stage 2 many children can write stories independently but others may need additional support; Colourful Stories can be used to differentiate the activity.  Colourful Stories is easy to use and can be explained to parents so that parents and supporting adults can use it 1:1 with specific children.

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Communication Builders for AAC

Communication Builders for AAC

£22.00

Comprehensive information about the assessment and use of the whole range of AAC options.

Communication Builders for AAC provides comprehensive information about the assessment and use of the whole range of AAC options. Andrea Lee (née Kirton), co-author, is a highly specialist speech and language therapist but she writes this book in a style which makes this important information accessible to education practitioners, parents, carers, SaLTs.  It is the core reading material for the accredited course Supporting Adults and Children using AAC.

It’s a one-stop-shop to AAC!

 

Contents:

Chapter 1: What is AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)?

  • Why use AAC? 
  • What Does AAC Include? 
  • Access Methods
  • The AAC Team

 
Chapter 2: Assessment

  • Who might benefit from AAC? 
  • Cause and effect skills
  • Social Communication Skills
  • Symbolic Understanding
  • Understanding of Spoken Language
  • The expressive-receptive gap
  • Visual SkillsAccess Method
  • Tools for Assessment
  • AAC Profile and Action Plan
  • Definition of Communicative Competence for AAC users  (Janice Light, 1989) 
  • Social Networks (Sarah Blackstone and Mary Hunt Berg, 2003) 
  • Means, Reasons and Opportunities (Della Money and Sue Thurman, 1994) 

 
Chapter 3: Unaided Communication

  • What is Unaided Communication?
  • Assessing Unaided Methods of Communication
  • Observation Schedule for assessing Unaided Communication Methods
  • Developing Unaided Communication Skills

Chapter 4: Low Tech Communication Aids

  • Types of Low Tech AAC systems
  • Aspects of Assessment for Low Tech AAC
  • Access
  • Vocabulary/Language
  • Social Use
  • Design Issues
  • The Next Step – Activities to support and develop use of the Low Tech AAC system
  • Cause and effect with people (Communicative Intent) 
  • Requesting item/indicating choice
  • Participation in a social activity
  • General Conversation

 
Chapter 5: High Tech Communication aids

  • Types of High Tech Communication Systems
  • Assessment for a High Tech System
  • Access
  • Vocabulary/Language
  • Social Use
  • Design Issues
  • The Next Step - Activities to support and develop use of the High Tech AAC system
  • Linguistic Skills
  • Social Skills

 
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.




Communication Builders for Complex Needs

Communication Builders for Complex Needs

£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. fAll 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.

Communication Builders for Complex Needs 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.

CUBIC Word Pack

CUBIC Word Pack

£35.00

Helping schools incorporate the valuable principle of Information Carrying Words into the curriculum, making the learning relevant and at an appropriate level for the child.

Curriculum Based Information Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities and is designed to help children aged 5-7 understand more fully what is said to them.

Curriculum Based Information Carrying Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities which incorporates the ICW principle with the Key Stage 1 History, Geography and Science Units of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. it also has value for schools in other countries in the UK as similar themes are part of the curricula.

For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words the concept provides a structured framework which facilitates the control of the number of words in a sentence that a child has to understand in order to carry out an instruction. CuBIC Word Pack will help children increase the amount of information they can remember in a sentence whilst at the same time supporting and developing their understanding of the curriculum.

The activities can be implemented with individual children or small groups.

The CuBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

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


CuBIC Word Pack provides over 40 pages of clear and delightful illustrations. A thorough explanation about how to apply Information Carrying Words is given in the introduction. The National Curriculum based activities are carefully described so that the ideas can be implemented easily and tasks differentiated to meet the needs of individual children.This resource can be used by all school staff and parents as well as speech and language therapists.

Cued Articulation

Cued Articulation

£26.50

Paperback covering consonants and vowels with colourful demonstrative images, by Jane Passy.

By Jane Passy.

ISBN 978-0-86431-846-6

This paperback book of 88 pages, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) combines and updates both the original Cued Articulation and Cued Vowel books and covers consonants and vowels with colourful demonstrative images and full colour coding throughout.

49 hand signs represent the manner, placing and voicing of consonants which are colour coded to give and extra visual clue in written work. 23 signs show the length, fronting and lip-rounding of vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs. The signs are logical and are based on linguistic theory.

Cued Articulation Cards

Cued Articulation Cards

£29.95 plus VAT

45 laminated cards illustrating both consonants and vowels, by Jane Passy.

By Jane Passy.

ISBN 978-0-864319-918-0

45 laminated cards illustrate both consonants and vowels as used in the English Language. An invaluable resource for the growing number of parents and teachers who find Cued Articulation such a practical resource for people with a wide range of communication difficulties.

Cued Articulation Chart

Cued Articulation Chart

£34.50 plus VAT

A2 laminated charts illustrating the hand signs for all the consonants, by Jane Passy.

By Jane Passy.

ISBN 978-0-86431-934-0

Each poster consists of two A2 laminated charts illustrating the hand signs for all the consonants. These greatly facilitate the teaching of this popular system and it is recommended that these are used in conjunction with the Cued Articulation book.

Cued Articulation DVD

Cued Articulation DVD

£52.50 plus VAT

Interactive DVD covering consonants and vowels, by Jane Passy.

By Jane Passy.

ISBN 978-0-86431-918-0

This new interactive DVD, produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), allows users to gain first-hand experience of each of the hand cues used in Cued Articulation.The clips are suitable for use with whiteboards as well as personal computers (both MAC and PC).