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PORIC

PORIC

£55.00

A wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula, based on Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curricula throughout the UK.

PORIC provides a wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula. It is based on the core vocabulary and linguistic concepts incorporated in Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curriculai in all four countries of the UK. it is an invaluable resource for staff supporting children who need more help to learn these important words.

PORIC is a long established product that has been used by many teachers and Therapists, it was written by Glinette Woods and Deborah Acors in 1999. The publisher retired and the authors have worked with Henrietta to produce a brand new edition which is now published by Elklan.

The PORIC pack gives you:

  • A book of ideas to develop an understanding and use of each linguistic concept in alphabetical order.
  • A CD disc with all same ideas to develop the concepts but organised in the order in which children acquire the vocabulary.
  • A linguistic concept booklet with 16 coloured, laminated pictures to use for informal assessment and teaching.


The CD disc also contains:

  • Concept check lists and assessment forms in alphabetical and developmental order. All these forms can be printed as and when they are needed.
  • Four exercise books. These are called 'Concept Consolidation' books and contain worksheets ideal for reinforcement of the concepts at home.

Reversible Verbs

Reversible Verbs

£29.95

A tool for teaching word order and thematic role assignment.

By Sadie Lewis

Reversible Verbs provides the therapist or teacher with a tool for teaching word order and thematic role assignment. It is a unique resource that increases the child or adult's knowledge of verbs and how changing the word order alters the meaning of the sentence. For example, 'donkey pushing man' and 'man pushing donkey'; 'boy pushing tree' and 'tree pushing boy'.

Reversible Verbs contains sensible and humorous photocopyable pictures and written tasks for use with the child or adult. It is a tried and tested method of working on sentence level comprehension and construction 

Rhodes to Language

Rhodes to Language

£42.00

Language activities, based on the National Curriculum, by Anna Rhodes.

By Anna Rhodes, first published in 2001.

ISBN 978-1-874534-31-0

Now available exclusively as a digital edition, comprising a 61 page e-book manual and 136 printable games and activities handouts.

A physical copy of the manual will be sent to purchasers of the digital edition when this becomes available.

Language activities, based on the National Curriculum, for children aged 7-16 years. The games and activities designed to address specific areas of language use will prove a real time-saver.

8 sections include:

  • Nouns: Groups, Naming Nouns, Speed Naming, Noun Lotto, Odd one Out, Compound words, Word Play, What is It? Syllables.
  • Verbs: Verb Variety, Tricky Tenses.
  • Adjectives: Adding Adjectives, Alternative Adjectives.
  • Conjuctions: Clever Conjunctions.
  • Adverbs: Adventurous Adverbs, When, Where & How?
  • Pronouns: Silly Sentences, Sillier Sentences.
  • Meaning: Multiple Meanings, More Meanings, Same or Different?, Antonyms & Synonyms, Crosswords, Pesky Pairs, Similes.
  • Concepts: Cool Concepts.

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, updated in this 2015 version.

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.

Semantic Links

Semantic Links

£62.00

240 graded worksheets for use with children and adults who have semantic difficulties; by Sadie Bigland-Lewis & Jane Speake.

by Sadie Bigland-Lewis & Jane Speake, first published in 1992.

For use with children and adults to aid categorisation skills, improve word finding and support vocabulary learning.

Updated and now available on a CD so sheets can be easily printed on demand. A manual is included with information, summaries and sample sheets for each section.

The resource consists of 240 graded worksheets and score sheets for use with children and adults who have semantic difficulties. There is a cross referenced core vocabulary of over 320 high frequency nouns and verbs and the tasks may be presented both verbally and non-verbally. Also included is a DIY section for teachers or therapists to devise their own examples. Verbs are represented by Rebus symbols and there is an additional section if these require to be taught. This unique resource is highly popular with both Teachers and Speech & Language Therapists.

Semantic Steps

Semantic Steps

£18.00

An approach to Semantic Therapy using graded associations.

by Sadie Lewis

This publication is now available as a digital download from STASS Publications Ltd .
This workbook provides an approach to Semantic Therapy using graded associations:
  • Functions
  • Locations
  • Categories
  • Parts
  • Attributes

These are linked to sounds and syllables to strengthen word knowledge. Associations are presented on 250 Star Prize cards to be used in conjunction with one of five highly motivating dice games:

  • Flying
  • Seaside
  • Car Race
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Outer Space

Sizzling Summer with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Sizzling Summer with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Sizzling Summer 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 the topic of SUMMER is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 year olds.

  • 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)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SUMMER, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

SLIP with Under 5s

SLIP with Under 5s

£35.00

An exciting resource to promote communication skills of Under 5s.

This NEW resource from Elklan provides an exciting range of activities to embed vocabulary and language learning in the curriculum

Taking the key principles taught in the Elklan course Speech and Language Support for Under 5s this complementary resource provides teachers and assistants with the materials required to practically take these strategies and apply them in their classroom and outside with the whole class or in small groups.  Using these activities will help to develop the communication skills of all children but especially those with speech and language difficulties. 

Includes a CD-ROM of pictures supporting the resource.

Spring Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

Spring Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Spring Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 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 the topic of SPRING is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Decorate the Easter Egg (understanding left/right, above/below & longer instructions)
  • Activity 2: Guess what? (asking effective questions & giving effective clues)
  • Activity 3: Sounds around-sort the sound (phonological awareness- sound awareness)
  • Activity 4: Tell us a story (sequencing and using first/then, next & last)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SPRING, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Spring has Sprung with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Spring has Sprung with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Spring has Sprung 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 the topic of SPRING is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 year olds.

  • 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)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SPRING, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Spring Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

Spring Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Spring Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 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 the topic of SPRING is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 3-4 year olds

  • Activity 1: Boris and Bella's farm (understanding instructions)
  • Activity 2: Sorting for size (understanding 'er' and 'est'. For example, ‘bigger’ and ‘biggest’)
  • Activity 3: Hide and seek (prepositions)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on SPRING, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness (pre-reading skills).

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

STASS Game Board - Alien

STASS Game Board - Alien

£3.25 plus VAT

Game board by Susan Armstrong which will make therapy sessions fun; for children aged 6 and over.

By Susan Armstrong, first published in 2001.

A simple board game to make therapy sessions fun. Designed to be used with a dice, the rules can be adapted to suit a wide variety of situations. Children will enjoy a wide variety of repetitive tasks as well as developing their social skills.  A3 laminated board in full colour.