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Early Language Builders

Early Language Builders

£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

Explore The Four Seasons with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Explore The Four Seasons with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£65.00 plus VAT

Explore The Four Seasons 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 each season is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 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 has Sprung with Boris and Bella:

  • Activity 1:  Inspector Boris (phonological & semantic investigation of words)
  • Activity 2:  Sounds around- where is the 'th'? (sound placement awareness & production of sound)
  • Activity 3: tell us a story- but we want to know more (expanding adjectives in a structured way & building these into a story)
  • Activity 4: Idioms- what's that you said? (exploring idioms/expressions)

Sizzling Summer with Boris and Bella:

  • Activity 1: Book the holiday (complex verbal reasoning game)
  • Activity 2: getting sorted for holiday (categorising vocabulary)
  • Activity 3: past, present and future (using tenses)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around- where is the 'r' sound? (sound placement awareness & production)

Autumn Antics with Boris and Bella:

  • 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)

Winter Wonderland with Boris and Bella:

  • Activity 1: The Christmas Party Invitation (complex verbal reasoning game)
  • Activity 2: Guess what? (asking effective questions & giving effective clues)
  • Activity 3: Season Sorting (explaining when events happen and why)
  • Activity 4: Tell us a story (creating and structuring stories from component parts, including 'why')
  • Activity 5: Sounds around (sound placement awareness)

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

EYBIC Word Pack

EYBIC Word Pack

£35.00

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

Early Years Based Information Carrying Word Pack 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.

Funological Awareness

Funological Awareness

£29.95

An A4 photocopyable book that with games, activity cards and support pages to make phonological awareness fun for all children.

by Sadie Lewis.

Make phonological awareness fun for all children.

An A4 photocopyable book that provides games, activity cards and support pages.

Photocopy two A4 pages to make an A3 board game. A choice of 5 games provides flexible programs for all ability levels, e.g. lilly pads, deep sea diving.

The games feature Star Prize activity cards to practise: Syllable Segmentation, Initial Sound, Rhyme, Final Sounds. All based around a semantic group, e.g. Seaside, Animals.

Games can be given to the child for follow up work at home or school with guidance pages for adult support.

Games to Give and Go

Games to Give and Go

£29.95

10 highly motivating photocopyable therapy board games to develop speech, phonological awareness, semantics, vocabulary and verbs.

by Sadie Lewis.

A book containing 10 highly motivating photocopyable therapy board games. Each game in both black line and full colour. A4 size photocopies can be glued together to form A3 size games. 

These dice games can be used alongside any therapy activity. In addition, numerous suggestions have been provided to develop speech, phonological awareness, semantics, vocabulary and verbs.

The games are devised as Activity Journeys (e.g. Sea Voyage, Mountain Climb, Rugby, Skateboarding, Magic Land) and are 'rigged' to maximise therapy with Star Prize opportunities.

Hear Say Pack

Hear Say Pack

£80.00

A resource book plus 6 coloured story books by Kathryn Gander.

By Kathryn Gander, first published in 1998.

ISBN: 978-1-874534-10-5

This pack consists of a Language Programme and the Hear-Say Listening Profile which are designed for the very earliest stages of language development. 

The stories and language programme will benefit many different groups of children with restricted language skills e.g. those with a Learning Disability, Language Disorder, Hearing Impairment or Delayed Development. 

The Language Programme offers structured activities up to the 3 word level, based on the Hear-Say Books, using 40 nouns, 8 verbs and over 12 adjectives. Photocopiable Record Sheets can be used to measure Clinical Effectiveness and to plan Individual Targets, thus simplifying record keeping. 

The Listening Profile provides an informal assessment for young severely and profoundly deaf children. 

This assessment, based on the principle of speech features is designed for pre-lingual children or those with only very limited language from the age of about 3 years. 

Photocopiable pictures are provided for all the activities in both the Language Programme and the Listening Profile.

Interaction poster

Interaction poster

£3.00 plus VAT

Poster with info about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator.

A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator. Use this in a classroom/setting to share information about the functional communication level of individual pupils.

Format: single sided A3 laminated poster.

Interview Skills Training

Interview Skills Training

£45.00

This resource has everything you need to run interview skills group therapy sessions for young people.

Interview skills are an important life skill for successful college placements and to enter the world of employment. This resource has everything you need to run interview skills group therapy sessions for young people – a manual including session plans and a CD of resources. Tried and tested on young people with speech, language and communication needs with fantastic results. This resource could also be used with adults who need support in this important life skill.
 
The resource works on both non-verbal skills and answering interview questions. Interview skills link with many areas of the curriculum including Literacy from completing application forms to extracting relevant information from interview letters, and Careers.  
 
The manual includes information on:

  • Evidence based practice
  • Contents of resources
  • Top Tips
  • Session Plans
  • Helping young people to answer questions and produce mind maps
  • Example mind maps
  • Group Interviews
 
The CD of 48 printable resources includes:
  • Job adverts
  • Application forms
  • Prompt cards to choose jobs, and to read for meaning – extracting relevant information from interview letters
  • Prompt cards of non-verbal interview skills
  • Sheets to help young people relate their answer to interview question
  • Examples of young people’s interview packs including mind maps
  • Interviewer questions and evaluation forms
  • Templates for session plans, records and notes
  • Overview of therapy programme     
 
You can alter the printable resources to suit the specific needs of your students.  

It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand

It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand

£9.99

A new book offering insights into the life of an autistic person.

by Emma Dalmayne, illustrated by Raphelle Dalmayne.

A new book offering insights into the life of an autistic person.

It's an Autism thing... I'll help you understand is a valuable teaching and learning resource, written from the perspective of an autistic woman whose children are also on the autism spectrum.

Each chapter concentrates on a specific topic, which is broken down into 'My Experiences', 'Information' and 'Advice'. A picture is used to separate each section and make this clear.

The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person.

FORMAT: Paperback.

Now also available as an interactive e-book from the iBooks Store!

Language Builders

Language Builders

£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 Speech and Language Support for 5-11s.

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.

Language Builders for 0-3s

Language Builders for 0-3s

£22.00

A new and practical book providing detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children.

This new and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children. It has been carefully written to tie in with the EYFS and the two year review. It is full of information about communication development, typical developmental milestones, observation schedules to support your assessment, planning and monitoring of children’s progress and simple, fun ideas which are easy to implement in everyday situations.

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • What is communication?
  • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
  • Developing play for language
  • Provide child friendly environments to support attention and listening
  • Helping children develop their understanding of language and verbal reasoning
  • Encouraging children to talk and adults to listen!
  • Sharing books, using rhymes to develop language and early literacy
  • Working with parents.

Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties

Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties

£15.00

Detailed advice and practical activities to support the communication skills of children with any degree of hearing loss ranging from mild to severe

This resource provides detailed advice and practical activities to support the communication skills of children with any degree of hearing loss ranging from mild to severe. Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties is relevant to many speech and language therapists, learning support assistants and teachers who work in pre-schools, schools or units and parents and carers who are helping their child at home.

It is the core reading material for the specialist accredited course 'Supporting Children with Hearing Difficulties'. It addresses many areas, including:

  • Types of hearing loss.
  • Things to look out for if you are concerned about a hearing loss.
  • Hearing assessment.
  • The impact hearing difficulties can have on communication.
  • Changing the interaction and environment to support the child.
  • Supporting language and social skills.
  • Supporting listening and phonological development.


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.