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Memory Magic

Memory Magic

£60.00

An exciting resource for teachers and therapists to assess working memory and develop memory skills with children at Key Stages 1 - 3, by Janie Booth.

By Janie Booth, first published in 1999.

ISBN 978-1-874534-46-4

An exciting resource for teachers and therapists to assess working memory and develop memory skills with children at Key Stages 1 - 3. Working memory and memory skills are crucial for both language development and learning. This programme consists of 63 fun packed and graded activities which are divided into 7 “Magic Tricks” that help children discover how to support their working memory and learning: 

  • Focus
  • Rehearse
  • Group
  • Picture It
  • Map
  • Link
  • Your Spell 

 
Memory Magic provides:

  • a brief introduction to working memory
  • quick assessments which help to identify whether the child’s language and learning are being affected by language processing or working memory difficulties
  • colourful and fun packed worksheets provide many different activities to help develop memory skills
  • advice about classroom support
 

The manual contains: a discussion of Memory, Advice to teachers and therapists, the Assessment, the Handouts for teachers and parents with instructions on how to perform the activities as well as Thumbnails of all the Worksheets.

The CD-ROM provides the Assessment together with the relevant pictures, Worksheets containing over 600 pictures in both colour and black and white and the handouts to enable teachers and therapists to print out as many as they need as they use this invaluable resource over and over again!

MerriMaps

MerriMaps

£42.00

An assessment and therapy resource for Pragmatic Language Skills, by Sally Merrison & Andrew Merrison.

By Sally Merrison & Andrew Merrison, first published in 2003.

ISBN 978-1-874534-49-5

An assessment and therapy resource for Pragmatic Language Skills. This resource enables professionals to objectively assess, profile and monitor the communication skills of clients with pragmatic language impairments and also provides ideas for intervention. MerriMaps can be used with both children aged 7+, and adult client groups (those with learning disabilities, dysphasia or head injury). The task involves the therapist describing a route on their map (from a script of 16 directions) to the client, whose map lacks the route. The client's aim is to replicate the route onto their own map as closely as possible. The assessment has been designed to provide opportunities for the client to initiate repair following communication breakdown (from inadequate or ambiguous instructions being provided by the therapist).

Contents:

  • A4 Manual describing administration and scoring of the assessment (including photocopiable Profile of Pragmatic Skills chart),
  • 2 photocopiable A4 Trial maps
  • 12 photocopiable A3 Maps - 6 for assessment and 6 for therapy

 


Mr Tongue At The Fair

Mr Tongue At The Fair

£12.00

A story that includes a set of exercises for lips, tongue and mouth.

by Sadie Lewis.

Mr. Tongue At The Fair is a story that includes a set of exercises for lips, tongue and mouth.

The story will make the child become aware of the different parts of their mouth - lips, teeth and tongue. It will also help them to develop the movements needed for speech.

For the most effective use of this material, photocopy the pages and cut down the line provided. The pages can then be stapled together in booklet form which can be given to the child.

Mr Tongue Takes A Bow

Mr Tongue Takes A Bow

£12.00

A story that includes a set of exercises for lips, tongue and mouth.

by Sadie Lewis.

Mr. Tongue Take a Bow is a story that includes a set of exercises for lips, tongue and mouth.

The story will make the child become aware of the different parts of their mouth - lips, teeth and tongue. It will also help them to develop the movements needed for speech.

For the most effective use of this material, photocopy the pages and cut down the line provided. The pages can then be stapled together in booklet form which can be given to the child.

Mystifying Metaphors

Mystifying Metaphors

£29.95

A unique resource to aid the mental agility and complex matching skills needed to make sense of metaphors and similes.

by Sadie Lewis.

This is a unique resource to aid the mental agility and complex matching skills needed to make sense of metaphors and similes. Literal interpretations are presented in the context of interesting stories, and this leads naturally to the discussions on the 'real interpretations'.
e.g. "on top of the world", "lazy bones","bear hug"

Feature Overlap Circles help the child learn how to work out sayings for themselves, rather than a therapist / teacher telling the child what each one means.

Includes: 2 stories and pictures, record sheets, written and verbal exercises and suggested ways to explain the metaphors in plain English.

Olympic Vocabulary poster

Olympic Vocabulary poster

£4.00

Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning

Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning.

Format: single sided half-A2 laminated poster.

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.

Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener

Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener

£99.00 plus VAT

This software identifies specific pre-set activities in Phoneme Factory SoundSorter (sold separately) to use with a particular child

by Dr Yvonne Wren & Professor Sue Roulstone,
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

This software programme identifies specific pre-set activities in Phoneme Factory SoundSorter (sold separately) to use with a particular child.

Orders for this product will only be accepted within the UK

It enables users to screen for speech impairment in children aged 4-8 years old. It is particularly useful for teaching staff who might wish to know whether or not a child needs to be referred to speech and language therapy because of unclear speech and pronunciation.

The Phonology Screener consists of:

  • Child Assessment – assesses the child’s production of consonants and consonant clusters at the beginnings and ends of words and identifies the numbers of syllables produced by the child in multisyllabic words.
  • Phoneme Ready Reckoner – helps users distinguish between similar speech sounds used in the response options to the Screener.
  • Teacher training – contains practice screens for the user to work through prior to screening a child.
  • Reporting – delivers robust assessment results on the child’s phonological errors in relation to his or her age and recommends customised intervention activities to use from the SoundSorter software as well as guidance on whether or not the child needs referral to speech and language therapy.
  • Administration – multiple user capabilities and secure, efficient record-keeping

 
The Phoneme Factory works!  For evidence click here.

Phoneme Factory Set

Phoneme Factory Set

£163.00 plus VAT

A range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds.

by Dr Yvonne Wren & Professor Sue Roulstone,
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

This software programme provides a range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds. The Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener included in this set identifies specific pre-set activities on the SoundSorter to use with a particular child. Alternatively it can be used by speech and language therapists to customise activities for a child’s specific pattern of speech sound errors through the selection of targets, contrasts, word position and other settings.

SoundSorter is aimed at children aged between 4 and 8 and:

  • Contains age-appropriate activities to develop a child’s listening and awareness of sounds in speech.
  • Provides busy teachers, SENCO’s and LSA’s with easy configuration, accessibility and record keeping options, consistent with common error patterns seen in young children’s speech.
  • Provides speech and language therapists with the option for more complex configurations for those children who are using unusual speech sound errors.

Phonology Screener consists of:

  • Child Assessment – assesses the child’s production of consonants and consonant clusters at the beginnings and ends of words and identifies the numbers of syllables produced by the child in multisyllabic words.
  • Phoneme Ready Reckoner – helps users distinguish between similar speech sounds used in the response options to the Screener.
  • Teacher training – contains practice screens for the user to work through prior to screening a child.
  • Reporting – delivers robust assessment results on the child’s phonological errors in relation to his or her age and recommends customised intervention activities to use from the SoundSorter software as well as guidance on whether or not the child needs referral to speech and language therapy.
  • Administration – multiple user capabilities and secure, efficient record-keeping

 
The Phoneme Factory works!  For evidence click here.

Phoneme Factory SoundSorter

Phoneme Factory SoundSorter

£99.00 plus VAT

A range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds.

by Dr Yvonne Wren & Professor Sue Roulstone,
Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

This software programme provides a range of activities to develop children’s listening and discrimination of speech sounds. It can be used by teaching staff in combination with the Phoneme Factory Phonology Screener (sold separately) which identifies specific pre-set activities on the SoundSorter to use with a particular child. Alternatively it can be used by speech and language therapists to customise activities for a child’s specific pattern of speech sound errors through the selection of targets, contrasts, word position and other settings.

The SoundSorter software is aimed at children aged between 4 and 8 and:

  • Contains age-appropriate activities to develop a child’s listening and awareness of sounds in speech.
  • Provides busy teachers, SENCO’s and LSA’s with easy configuration, accessibility and record keeping options, consistent with common error patterns seen in young children’s speech.
  • Provides speech and language therapists with the option for more complex configurations for those children who are using unusual speech sound errors.

 
The Phoneme Factory works!  For evidence click here.

Phonological Awareness Procedure

Phonological Awareness Procedure

£22.00

Paperback covering consonants and vowels with colourful demonstrative images, by Barbara Gorrie & Elaine Parkinson.

Barbara Gorrie & Elaine Parkinson; first published 1995.

ISBN 978-1-874534-07-5

Developed by a Speech & Language Therapist and a Teacher, this resource book supports the latest theoretical developments in the remediation of phonological processing, reading skills and some aspects of speech & language. The 60 page A4 book contains assessments, games and pictures which are all photocopiable. This approach is appropriate for speech and language handicapped, people with learning difficulties and people with dyslexia. Suggested age range is 6 years to adult. It is suitable for use by speech & language therapists, literacy teachers and SENCO's.

Contents include:

  • 19 sub-tests of phonological awareness skills divided into syllabic, intra-syllabic and phonemic segmentation together with an additional related section on the repetition of non-words
  • Teaching ideas and games
  • A selection of photocopiable pictures which can be used in games and therapy

 
A4 photocopiable book 60pp.

Plainly Speaking

Plainly Speaking

£15.00

A guide to understanding speech problems in children.

by Sadie Lewis.

A guide to understanding speech problems in children.

Plainly Speaking explains the levels of speech processing and potential difficulties in easy to understand language. e.g. auditory processing problems, movement planning difficulties.

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

Drawings and simple diagrams aid the explanations. 

Individual therapists can photocopy Plainly Speaking to make a leaflet.