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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.

Language Journey Poster

Language Journey Poster

£3.00 plus VAT

A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information and examples of the development of language compatible with the EYFS

A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information and examples of the development of language compatible with the EYFS.

Language Steps

Language Steps

£42.00

A language resource aimed to develop both comprehension and expression in spoken language, by Amanda Armstrong.

By Amanda Armstrong, first published in 1999.

ISBN 978-1-874534-29-7

A language resource aimed to develop both comprehension and expression in spoken language. Focusing on early language skills from a One to Four word level, it is based on the Derbyshire Language Scheme principles and provides a photocopiable programme for speech & language therapists, assistants, teachers, nursery nurses and parents to develop the number of information carrying words in an utterance. Vocabulary, basic concepts and grammar have been kept to a minimum. 

Seven sections each of 6 session plans with associated homework activities. The activities can be used for individual or group therapy. A photocopiable score sheet is also provided which can form part of a child's treatment notes or Individual Education Plan. 

Contains clear instructions and over 70 pages of photocopiable picture material. 

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.

Let's Talk with Young People with SLD workbook

Let's Talk with Young People with SLD workbook

£15.00

Simple, practical advice and activities to support and encourage communication

Let's Talk with Young People with SLD provides simple, practical advice and activities to support and encourage the communication skills of this client group in everyday situations. It has been written for parents, carers and support staff but it is also be relevant to teaching staff. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Let's Talk with Young People with SLD.

It addresses many areas including:

  • What is communication?
  • Using positive interaction to promote communication
  • Supporting effective attention and listening
  • Helping adults and young people with learning difficulties to understand spoken language
  • Knowing which questions to ask when
  • Using Total Communication as a core approach to communication
  • Promoting vocabulary development
  • Developing expressive language.

The book has 63 pages 5 of which are coloured.

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.

Let's Talk with Your Baby

Let's Talk with Your Baby

£45.00

Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months.

Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months. Can be delivered to groups or individual parents.

Aims:

  • Promote positive adult-child interaction at the earliest possible stage
  • Promote early attachment and communication skills
  • Provide a stimulating/communication rich environment through interactive, fun activities

 
Tried and tested: 100% of parents reported that they had tried out the activities at home.

Let’s Talk with your Baby does not specifically teach the skills that the session is focusing upon, but rather encourages parents/carers to experience specific activities together with their baby, in order to see the pleasure and the benefit to them both. By being involved in the activity together, parents should start to transfer these activities to another environment, i.e. home. Skills are therefore actively learnt through a relaxed and fun group, rather than a formal course. 

Who can deliver Let’s Talk with your Baby?

Any practitioner who supports families with babies aged 3 – 12 months e.g. Children Centre Workers, Family Support Workers, Portage, Health Visitors, SaLTs, SaLTAs. The activities can also be implemented by early years practitioners in nurseries that care for babies. 

Manual includes:

  • Teaching notes
  • Information to link in with EYFS
  • Evaluation sheets
  • Handouts for parents (printable in colour or black and white)
  • CD with handouts and editable promotional material: poster, pamphlet, certificate
  • Evaluation sheets


Sessions cover:

  • Let's look - Eye contact
  • Let's watch – Shared attention
  • Let's feel - Exploring textures
  • Let's make a noise - Singing and enjoying music
  • Let's splash – Water play
  • Let's take turns – Turn taking
  • Let's move – Exploring and moving
  • Let's chill – Baby massage
What do practitioners and parents say?